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Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation, 3rd Edition

By Katherine T. Bucher, KaaVonia M Hinton

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 29, 2013


Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students—and to help them connect with good literature—in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what’s needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

Table of Contents


PART ONE  Defining Adolescents and Their Literature  

chapter 1      Understanding Young Adult Literature  

chapter 2      Evaluating and Selecting Young Adult Literature  

PART TWO  Connecting Adolescents and Their Literature  

chapter 3      Teaching, Using, and Appreciating Young Adult Literature  

chapter 4      Protecting Intellectual Freedom  

PART THREE  Exploring Young Adult Literature  

chapter 5      Exploring Contemporary Realistic Fiction  

chapter 6      Exploring Adventure, Mystery, and Humor  

chapter 7      Exploring Science Fiction, Fantasy, 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  



Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation, 3rd Edition

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