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From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges between Young Adult Literature and the Classics

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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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Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
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 This one needs to be retired as it is HORRENDOUSLY out of date!!!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
Kandi Massey
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!
Mar 28, 2008 jacky rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to jacky by: Alicia Hunter
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This is a cool book that takes classics and then gives YA literature that has the same themes. A fellow teacher used it for Great Gatsby and I am going to use it for Huck Finn.
Jan 07, 2012 Sara marked it as to-read
I am temporarily abandoning this book because my library only has the first edition (1996), and the titles recommended are too out of date. Will someday read the second edition.
Stacy Parrish
Aug 29, 2007 Stacy Parrish rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: English teachers
This is a great resource book for identifying ways in which students can bridge the gap between contemporary literature to the canon. I loved it!
Maggie Thomson
Read this book for Great YA connections to the classics!!! Great to get students to relate to readings!
This book has so many suggestions and resources! I definitely recommend it to future teachers!
Mary Alise Herrera
Definitely need the more current edition! I skipped a lot.
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