Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation, 3rd Edition
©2014 |Pearson | Available
Katherine T. Bucher, Old Dominion University
KaaVonia M Hinton, Old Dominion University
©2014 |Pearson | Available
Connect with adolescent students–and help them connect with good literature– with this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature.
By combining a foundation of knowledge with the pathways leading to the literature itself, this book opens 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, this book provides what’s needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.
What will engage today’s adolescents? What will help them connect with high quality and valued titles in every genre, including the literature of graphic novels and comic books, as well as the horror and humor titles that especially captivate today’s young readers? These are the issues this text explores as it provides teachers with a number of practical suggestions and strategies, looks at diversity and multicultural literature, approaches the sensitivities of censorship, explores the Internet and film adaptations of young literature, demonstrates how to collaborate with other professionals, and much more.
Sample chapter is available for download in PDF format.
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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
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Bucher & Hinton-Johnson
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Professor Emerita of Educational Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University, Dr. Katherine T. Bucher has written several books including Teaching in the Middle School (2011), Classroom Management; Models Applications and Cases (2012), and co-author (with Tami Craft Al-hazza) Books about the Middle East (2008). Dr. Bucher has also written numerous articles and book chapters. In 2008, she retired from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as assistant department chair and graduate program director for the school library program.
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