Adolescents in the Search for Meaning: Tapping the Powerful Resource of Story

Adolescents in the Search for Meaning: Tapping the Powerful Resource of Story

by Mary L. Warner
     
 

The book presents over 120 novels that teens have identified as meaningful as well as books recommended by YA authors and experts in the field of YA literature. For any teacher, librarian, parent or counselor wanting to reach young adults, this book is ideal.See more details below

Overview

The book presents over 120 novels that teens have identified as meaningful as well as books recommended by YA authors and experts in the field of YA literature. For any teacher, librarian, parent or counselor wanting to reach young adults, this book is ideal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810854307
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Mary L. Warner has been teaching English to adolescents for almost thirty-one years. She currently teaches Young Adult and Children's Literature at San José State University, where she also works with the English Credential Programs and serves as Associate Director of the San José Area Writing Project. She has published numerous articles on Literature as a Source of Meaning for teens and adults and is the editor (and author of two chapters) of Winning Ways of Teaching Writing: A Practical Guide for Teaching Writing Grades 7-12.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface: The Power of Story Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction: Contemporary Realities Part 5 Part 1: Introduction Chapter 6 1. Young Adults Sharing Their Perspectives Chapter 7 2. Young Adults Sharing Reading Choices Chapter 8 3. Young Adult Authors Describe Their Commitment to Adolescents Part 9 Part 2: Recommendations Chapter 10 4. Books about Real-Life Experiences Chapter 11 5. Books about Facing Death and Loss Chapter 12 6. Books about Identity, Discrimination, and Struggles with Decisions Chapter 13 7. Books about Courage and Survival Chapter 14 8. Books on Allegory, Fantasy, Myth, and Parable Part 15 Appendix: Cross-Index of Books, Alphabetized by Author Part 16 Bibliography Part 17 Author and Title Index Part 18 Subject Index Part 19 About the Author

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