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Essentials of Young Adult Literature (Paperback)
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Essentials of Young Adult Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 20/02/2014
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Essentials of Young Adult Literature, 3/e gives readers an engaging and succinct yet comprehensive overview of young adult literature. Using a genre approach and an emphasis on immersion in literature, it prepares tomorrow's teachers to integrate literature into middle and high school curricula. This book focuses on reading young adult books, not just talking about them. It presents short chapters that include extensive recommended booklists organized by genre and topic, and relates young adult literature to current issues such as standards, the literary canon, censorship, close reading, critical literacy, and resistant readers.

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780133522273
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 232 x 178 x 13 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


Essentials of Young Adult Literature has become the best text for blending the online instruction world with the traditional classroom world through its careful discipline. While brief, the text has focused upon key issues and illustrated the practice of 7-12 classroom English teachers without drifting into personal reminiscence or academic fluff. Its structure allows for creative development of online mediums while its cautious and concise chapters set the stage for traditional classroom interaction, giving this text the versatility to engage in several learning environments. Its approach is such that it offers insights for the classroom English teacher while still providing background for the literature major planning on teaching college literature, or the creative writer with an eye on the young adult market. Essentials of Young Adult Literature has gleaned the key elements that present young adult literature as a gateway toward more advanced reading of "classical literature" by demonstrating that young adult literature connects young readers to a wider literary world. -- Dr. Thomas Eaton, Southern Missouri State University

This text is the perfect one for college students. It is engaging, accessible, and informative. This text is a smart combination of genre study and author biography and self-identity. I believe my students welcome using a text that is inviting, informative, and relevant to their teaching lives. The authors beckon their readers to learn so much through its many ancillaries and critical thinking questions and activities. This is the perfect text for college students and teachers eager to learn about good books for teens and how best to motivate lifelong readers. -- Jeffrey Stuart Kaplan, University of Central Florida

This text is excellent for providing an overview of young adult literature. It offers comprehensive recommended reading lists organized in meaningful ways to assist students in selecting appropriate materials in the young adult genre. The organization of the text itself makes it very useful because novice readers of young adult novels can easily familiarize themselves with the subgenres simply by looking at the Table of Contents and skimming the chapters. By using this text, students have a balance between reading about young adult novels and reading young adult novels for themselves. -- Dr. Charlotte Pass, SUNY Cortland

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