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Yound Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Katherine T. Bucher, Kaaavonia M. Hinton-Johnson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 9, 2009

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CONNECTIONS... this revision includes more ways for teachers to connect with their adolescent students, and help them connect with good literature.


The second edition of Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation is comprehensive enough to ensure pre-service and practicing teachers an understanding of literature that will interest and engage today’s adolescents, yet remains slim enough to provide teachers an opportunity to read the rich literature now available for teens and pre-teens.  This text stresses the need to connect adolescents with high quality and valued titles in every genre but also points out the burgeoning literature of graphic novels, comic books, and nontraditional titles on horror and humor that motivate young readers.   New to this edition are teaching ideas that explore multiple readings to connect to new contexts as teachers engage students in an array of contemporary books. 

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PART I            Defining Adolescents and Their Literature


Chapter 1         Understanding Young Adult Literature

Chapter 2         Reviewing and Evaluating Young Adult Literature


            PART II           Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature


Chapter 3         Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature        

Chapter 4         Protecting Intellectual Freedom 



            PART III          Exploring Young adult Literature


Chapter 5         Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction 

Chapter 6         Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor 

Chapter 7         Exploring Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror


Chapter 8         Exploring Historical Fiction  

Chapter 9         Exploring Biography

Chapter 10       Exploring Nonfiction/information Books

Chapter 11       Exploring Poetry, Drama, and Short Stories 

Chapter 12       Exploring Other formats: Comics, Graphic (comic-format) Novels, Picture Books, and Magazines.  


Index — complete subject, author, title index

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$37.20 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-700224-5