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From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges between Young Adult Literature and the Classics
The required classics in grades 7-12 are often too complex and removed from adolescent experience. This informative text uses thematic groupings built around recent young adult literature (YAL) as bridges to the classics. This second edition, which the authors have revised and greatly expanded, emphasizes the goal of helping teenagers become lifetime readers, as well as cr ...more
Hardcover, Revised and Expanded Second Edition, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Greenwood Press
(first published May 30th 1996)
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I have the second, revised and expanded edition on hold at the library. This one needs to be retired as it is HORRENDOUSLY out of date!!! It repeated the same 20 book recommendations ad nauseam, for all different kinds of themes and genres. It got repetitive, far too phony and didn't have nearly enough analytical material or real-life examples of young adult lit juxtaposed with classic lit. Not enough by far. I am going to read the next edition and rate it separately. What can I say, I'm an eter ...more
This book is a wealth of information for English teachers. It provides thematic ties so you are able to pair classic works with modern young adult novels. I will be referring to this constantly with my classes!