ISBN-10:
1934432431
ISBN-13:
9781934432433
Pub. Date:
08/01/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Literature for Young Adults: Books (and More) for Contemporary Readers / Edition 1

Literature for Young Adults: Books (and More) for Contemporary Readers / Edition 1

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Overview

This book explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, and places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. This book will help preservice educators teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934432433
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joan L. Knickerbocker is a Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Ashland University, USA.

James A. Rycik is a Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University, USA

Table of Contents

Preface

About the Authors

1 Changing Literature, Changing Readers, Changing Classrooms

2 Bringing Young Adults and Literature Together

3 The Language of Literary Conversations

4 Realistic Fiction

5 Historical Fiction

6 Traditional Literature

7 Fantasy and Speculative Fiction

8 Nonfiction

9 Poetry, Short Stories, and Drama

10 Film

APPENDIX: Literature Awards and Booklists

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