Classics of Young Adult Literature / Edition 1

Classics of Young Adult Literature / Edition 1

by Charles H. Frey, Lucy Rollin, Lucy Rollin
     
 

The selections in this anthology, General Introduction, and thoroughly researched biographical and critical introduction to each author and work, as well as footnotes, provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the theme and literary value of each novel. This format offers an opportunity to see the texts in relation to each other as well as to the broad… See more details below

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The selections in this anthology, General Introduction, and thoroughly researched biographical and critical introduction to each author and work, as well as footnotes, provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the theme and literary value of each novel. This format offers an opportunity to see the texts in relation to each other as well as to the broad sweep of American literary history. KEY TOPICS Twelve complete novels include Malaeska, Ragged Dick, Anne of Green Gables, All American, Seventeenth Summer, The Outsiders, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich, The Chocolate War, Forever, Homecoming, Hatchet, and Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida. This coming-of-age literature encourages the reading and enjoyment of young adult literature—offering profound social and psychological exploration, and the realization that today's teens are not alone in their struggles. For adolescent readers—and an appreciation of the literature that represents the significant situations, themes, and emotions shared by youths from diverse families and subcultures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130942180
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Pages:
1184
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.26(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.
Ann S. Stephens, Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter.
Horatio Alger, Jr., Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York with the Boot-blacks.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.
John R. Tunis, All American.
Maureen Daly, Seventeenth Summer.
S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders.
Alice Childress, A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich.
Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War.
Judy Blume, Forever.
Cynthia Voigt, Homecoming.
Gary Paulson, Hatchet.
Victor Martinez, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida.
List of Awards Given Young Adult Literature.
Index of Authors, Titles, and Topics.

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