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Literature for Today's Young Adults

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ISBN-10: 032103788X

ISBN-13: 9780321037886

Edition: 6th 2001

Authors: Celebration Press Staff, Kenneth L. Donelson, Alleen Pace Nilsen

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List price: $96.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/24/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

ALLEEN PACE NILSEN is Professor of English and Director of English Education at Arizona State University in Tempe. She is founding editor of the ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE) and co-author of the leading textbook on young adult literature, Literature for Today's Young Adults, 7ed. She has written numerous articles about books for teenaged readers for such publications as English Journal, School Library Journal, and the Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literature (JAAL) of the International Reading Society.

Understanding Young Adults and Books
Young Adults and Their Reading
What is Young Adult Literature?
A Brief Unsettled Heritage
Today's Authors
Characteristics of the Best Young Adult Literature
Stages of Literary Appreciation
A Brief History of Adolescent Literature
1800-1900: A Century of Purity with a Few Passions
1900-1940: From the Safety of Romance to the Beginning of Realism
1940-1966: From Certainty to Uncertainty
YA Literature, Pop Culture, and the Mass Media
Pokemon as Interactive Fiction
A Survey of Students' Relationships to Mass Media
The Ubiquitousness of Television
A Night Out at the Movies
From Comic Books to Graphic Novels
Concluding Comments
Modern Young Adult Reading
The New Realism: Of Life and Problems
The Chocolate War as a Tragedy
Post-Columbine Musings on the Value of Today's Problem Novels
What Are the Problems?
Family Relationships
Friends and Society
Living in a Multicultural World
Body and Self
Sex-Related Problems
The Future of the Problem Novel From Realism to Postmodernism
The Old Romanticism: Of Wishing and Winning
The Adventure/Accomplishment Romance
Izzy, Willy-Nilly as an Adventure/Accomplishment Romance
Other Symbols of Accomplishment
Sports and the Game of Life
Animal and Nature Stories
Accomplishment Stories with Religious Themes
The Love Romance
Adventure, Mysteries, the Supernatural, and Humor: From Goose Bumps to Giggles
Adventure Stories
Types of Mysteries
Tony Hillerman's Books
Mysteries Written for Young Adults
Stories of the Supernatural
From Chills to Giggles
Other Humor
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias
What is Fantasy
Conventions of Fantasy
Fears of Fantasy
Seven Significant Writers of Fantasy
Other Kinds of Fantasy
Animal Fantasies
Fantasy and the Mabinogion
King Arthur and Other Myths in Fantasy
Fantasy on Other Worlds: Here There Be Dragons
What Is Science Fiction?
Types of Science Fiction
Keeping Up-to-Date on Science Fiction
Utopias and Dystopias
History and History Makers: Of People and Places
Trade Books for History Study
Historical Fact and Fiction
Outstanding Writers of Historical Fiction
Books About War
Literature of the Holocaust
Japanese Internment Camps in World War II
Personal Experiences
More Upbeat Personal Experiences
Collective Biographies
Debunking Versus Fawning Biographies
Connections Between History and Biography
Nonfiction: Information, Poetry, and Drama
Information Books
Narrative or Storytelling in Nonfiction
New Journalism
Evaluation of Nonfiction
Contemporary Influences on the Publishing of Informational Books
Need for Scientific Literacy
Books to Support and Extend the School Curriculum
Nonfiction to Help Teenagers Learn Who They Are and Where They Fit
Authors of Nonfiction for Young Adults
Russel Freedman
James Cross Giblin
James (Jim) Haskins
Albert Marrin
Milton Meltzer
Laurence Pringle
Reading Drama in English Class
Adults and the Literature of Young Adults
Evaluating, Promoting and Using Young Adult Books
Evaluating Young Adult Literature
Writing About Books
Keeping a Record of Your Reading
Writing Annotations
Writing Reviews
Writing Scholarly and Pedagogical Articles
Deciding on the Literacy Canon
Teaching Ethnic Literature
Using Young Adult Literature in the Library
Matching Books With Readers
Discussion Listservs
World Wide Web Sites
Using Young Adult Books in the Reading Classroom
Guided Reading Classes
Using Young Adult Books in the Social Studies Class
Parents and Young Adult Literature
Clarifying Human Relations and Values
Literature in the English Class: Short Stories, Novels, Creative Writing, Film and Thematic Units
Principles of Teaching English
Using Young Adult Literature in English Classes
Using Short Stories in English Class
Using Novels in English Class
Using Young Adult Literature in Creative Writing
Teaching Film in the English Class
Using Thematic Units in the English Class
Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering
A Brief History of Censorship
The State of Classroom and Library Censorship Today
Some Assumptions About Censorship and Censors
Attacks on Materials
Who are the Censors?
What Do the Censors Censor?
Why Do Censors Censor What They Do?
Some Court Decisions Worth Knowing
Court Decisions About Obscenity and Attempting to Define Obscenity
Court Decisions About Teaching and School Libraries
Extralegal Decisions
What to Do Before and After the Censors Arrive
Before the Censors Arrive
After the Censors Arrive
Glossary of Literary Terms Illustrated by YA Literature
Book Selection Guides
Some Outstanding Books and Articles About Young Literature
A Brief Bibliography on Films Generally and on Transformations of Print into Film
Subject Index
Critics and Commentators Index
Author and Title Index