Literature for Today's Young Adults

ISBN-10: 0205593232

ISBN-13: 9780205593231

Edition: 8th 2009

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Book details

List price: $164.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Special Features
Preface
Understanding Young Adults and Books
Young Adults and Their Reading
What Is Young Adult Literature?
A Word about Spoilers
Stages of Literary Appreciation
A University of Exeter Study on the Qualities of Good YA Books
The Honor List: The Best of the Best, 1980-2007
Notes
A Brief History of Young Adult Literature
1800-1900: A Century of Purity with a Few Passions
1900-1940: From the Safety of Romance to the Beginning of Realism
1940-1960: From Certainty to Uncertainty
1960-1980: Uncertainty Becomes Turbulence
Notes
New Technology, New Attitudes, and New
Literacies
A New Kind of Democracy with an Emphasis on Youth
Critical Literacy
Visual Literacy for the Eye Generation
Religious and Ethnic Literacy
Global Literacy
Deciding on the Literary Canon
Teaching Ethnic Literature
Notes
Modern Young Adult Reading
Contemporary Realistic Fiction: From Tragedies to
Romances
What Do We Mean by Realism?
The Modern Problem Novel
What Are the Problems?
More Optimistic Novels
Concluding Comments
Notes
Poetry, Drama, Humor, and New Media
A New Day for Poetry
The Teaching of Poetry
Making Drama a Class Act
Humor Matters
Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Video Games as Interactive Literature
Concluding Comments
Notes
Adventure, Sports, Mysteries, and the
Supernatural
Adventure Stories
Sports and the Game of Life
Mysteries
Stories of the Supernatural
Concluding Comments
Notes
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and
Dystopias
What Is Fantasy?
What Is Science Fiction?
Utopias and Dystopias
Concluding Comments
Notes
History and History Makers: Of People and
laces
istorical Fiction
esterns
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