The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

by Joanne Brown, Nancy St. Clair

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810856257
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/08/2005
Series: Studies in Young Adult Literature Series , #21
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joanne Brown is retired from her position as a professor of English at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she taught courses in writing fiction, American drama, and adolescent literature. Nancy St. Clair is an associate professor of English at Simpson College in Indianoloa, Iowa, where she has just completed a long term as chair of the English Department and served as the Director of the Cornerstone and Senior colloquium programs. Joanne Brown and Nancy St. Clair are also authors of Declarations of Independence: Empowered Girls in Young Adult Literature, 1990-2001 (Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002).

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Part I. Historical Fiction as Genre Chapter 3 1. Portraits of the Past Chapter 4 2. The Rise and Rise of Historical Fiction Chapter 5 3. The "Truth" of Young Adult Historical Fiction Part 6 Part II. Historical Fiction as Social Realism Chapter 7 4. More than Skin Deep Chapter 8 5. A Question of Faith Chapter 9 6. Class Matters Chapter 10 7. Sugar and (Lots of) Spice Chapter 11 8. The Beckoning Shores Chapter 12 9. Battle Cries Chapter 13 10. Conclusions Part 14 Appendix: Suggestions for Additional Reading Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index Part 17 About the Authors

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