Teen Genreflecting

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Libraries Unlimited, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 134 pages
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Because genre literature is extremely popular with teens, it provides educators with an important avenue for encouraging and broadening reading skills and enjoyment. This book is filled with the information you need to tap into this window of opportunity. Herald's guide covers nearly 1,400 titles and authors for the genres of historical novels, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror, adventure, sports, romance, and contemporary novels. Several subgenres are included; as for example, those listed under problem novels in the contemporary section. Titles cover the topics of death, suicide, self-destruction, mental illness, pregnancy, teen parents, incest, physical challenges, and missing-teen syndrome. Librarians, teachers, parents, and booksellers will find this guide an invaluable aid for locating the right books for teens.

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DIANA TIXIER HERALD, a former readers' advisory librarian, is a consultant and lecturer from Grand Junction, Colorado, who specializes in genre fiction. She currently serves as Chair of the ALA Young Adult Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee and has been elected to the Margaret A. Edwards Committee.

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