Literature for Today's Young Adults, 9th Edition
- By Alleen Pace Nilsen, James Blasingame, Kenneth L. Donelson, Don L. F. Nilsen
- Pub. Date: Apr 9, 2012 by Pearson.
- ISBN-10: 0-13-268577-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-268577-1
List Price: $174.60
Long respected as the number one book in the field, Literature for Today’s Young Adults gives teachers, librarians, parents, counselors, and other group leaders—as well as instructors and students in college courses in Adolescent/Young Adult Literature—a comprehensive look at YA literature framed within a literary, historical, and social context as a means to motivating teens to become life-long readers. Included is helpful information on evaluating YA books of all genres, using YA literature effectively with English Language Learners, incorporating digital and other new literacies into classroom teaching, and dealing with today’s increasingly diverse and challenging censorship issues.
Table of Contents
Part One: Understanding Young Adults and Books
Chapter 1 Young Adults and Their Reading
Chapter 2 A Brief History of Young Adult Literature
Chapter 3 Digital and Other New Literacies for Teachers and Librarians
Part Two: Modern Young Adult Reading
Chapter 4 Contemporary Realistic Fiction: From Romances to Tragedies to Magical Realism
Chapter 5 Fantasy, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias
Chapter 6 Poetry, Drama, Humor, and New Media
Chapter 7 Adventure, Westerns, Sports, and Mysteries
Chapter 8 Historical Fiction: Of People and Places
Chapter 9 Nonfiction: Information, Literary Nonfiction, Biographies, and Self-Help Books
Part Three: Adults and the Literature of Young Adults
Chapter 10 Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books
Chapter 11 Young Adult Literature in the English ClassChapter 12 Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering
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