Lit for Today's Young Adults

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673384003
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1989
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672

Table of Contents

Focus Boxes
The People Behind the Books
Tables and Charts
Preface
Ch. 1 Young Adults and Their Reading 3
Ch. 2 Literary Aspects of Young Adult Books 37
Ch. 3 The New Realism: Of Life and Problems 77
Ch. 4 The Old Romanticism: Of Wishing and Winning 109
Ch. 5 Adventure, Mysteries, and the Supernatural: Of Excitement and Suspense 134
Ch. 6 Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias 158
Ch. 7 History and History Makers: Of People and Places 186
Ch. 8 Nonfiction Books: Of Interesting Information 222
Ch. 9 A Hodge Podge: Sports, Humor, Movies, and Other Stuff 253
Ch. 10 Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books 283
Ch. 11 Literature in the English Class: Short Stories, Novels, Poetry, Drama, and Thematic Units 322
Ch. 12 Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering 367
Ch. 13 A Brief History of Adolescent Literature 413
Appendix A Book Selection Guides 445
Appendix B Some Outstanding Books and Articles About Young Adult Literature 449
Acknowledgments 459
Subject Index 461
Critics and Commentators Index 463
Author and Title Index 465
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