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Young Adult Poetry: A Survey and Theme Guide

Young Adult Poetry: A Survey and Theme Guide

by Rachel Schwedt, Janice DeLongRachel Schwedt


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Teachers and librarians will find this one-volume reference guide an indispensable tool for identifying anthologies and poem collections that have particular appeal to young adult readers. Comprised of two main components, this resource features an annotated bibliography of 198 poetry volumes, and a thematic guide to over 6,000 individual poems. The carefully chosen anthologies and collections span reading levels from sixth to twelfth grade, and a tremendous breath of interest areas. Poets whose works are cited range from the classic to the contemporary, cover a broad ethnic and geographic spectrum, and range in style from humorous to tragic, rap to blues, free verse to rhymes, and limericks to haiku.

This survey of young adult poetry represents a careful selection and evaluation process undertaken by the authors in consultation with classroom teachers. The annotations help users identify themes in the works, grade level appropriateness, as well as format and content in the poetry collections and anthologies. The authors offer helpful suggestions for ways that these poetry works may be used in the English classroom and beyond; for igniting creative sparks with young writers, for science and social studies discussion, counseling sessions, and for sheer enjoyment. Librarians will value this well-organized resource as both a collection development tool, and—with its index of writers and titles and extensive theme guide—as a way of connecting young readers to wonderful poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313313363
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

RACHEL SCHWEDT is Director of the Curriculum Library at Liberty University./e She has previously been an elemenentary and high school librarian. They frequently speak at teachers' conventions regarding the use of literature in the classroom./e

JANICE DELONG currently serves on the faculty of Liberty University where she teaches children's literature./e She supervises student teachers on both public and private school campuses. She has been a classroom teacher in primary, elementary, and middle schools.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mel Glenn


The Guide: Annotated Bibliography of Poetry Collections and Anthologies

Thematic Guide to Poems

Index of Writers with Book Titles

Index of Book Titles

Subject Index

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