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Author Nilsen, Alleen Pace.

Title Literature for today's young adults / Alleen Pace Nilsen, Kenneth L. Donelson.

Published Boston, Mass. : Pearson Allyn and Bacon, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  028.535 NILS    AVAILABLE
Edition 8th ed.
Physical description xx, 491 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Notes Previous ed.: c2005.
Authors' names appear in reverse order in 7th ed.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Pt. 1. Understanding Young Adults and Books -- Ch. 1. Young Adults and Their Reading -- Ch. 2. A Brief History of Young Adult Literature -- Ch. 3. New Technology, New Attitudes, and New Literacies -- Pt. 2. Modern Young Adult Reading -- Ch. 4. Contemporary Realistic Fiction: From Tragedies to Romances -- Ch. 5. Poetry, Drama, Humor, and New Media -- Ch. 6. Adventure, Sports, Mysteries, and the Supernatural -- Ch. 7. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Utopias, and Dystopias -- Ch. 8. History and History Makers: Of People and Places -- Ch. 9. Nonfiction: Information, Literary Nonfiction, Biographies, and Self-Help Books -- Pt. 3. Adults and the Literature of Adults -- Ch. 10. Evaluating, Promoting, and Using Young Adult Books -- Ch. 11. Young Adult Literature in the English Class -- Ch. 12. Censorship: Of Worrying and Wondering -- Appendix A. Glossary of Literary Terms Illustrated by YA Literature -- Appendix B. Book Selection Guides.
Appendix C. Some Outstanding Books and Articles about Young Adult Literature.
Summary "Thoroughly updated and with new features, Literature for Today's Young Adults, Eighth Edition, the number one book in Young Adult Literature, continues to help teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers. Writing with the belief that students will have a better chance of becoming life-long readers if they have choices and enjoy what they read, renowned authors Alleen Nilsen and Ken Donelson offer a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to young adult literature framed within a literary, historical, and social context. The authors provide teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and graphic novels. Coverage of timely issues such as pop culture and mass media have been added to help teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom."--Publisher's website.
Other author Donelson, Kenneth L.
Subject Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult literature -- History and criticism.
Young adult fiction -- History and criticism.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.
Young adult fiction -- Bibliography.
ISBN 9780205593231 (hbk.)
0205593232 (hbk.)