Literature and the Young Adult Reader
Written for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and media specialists; this Young Adult Literature text provides a fresh and exciting experience for readers as it leads them to the newest and best offerings of literature available for adolescents today. The author's own wide reading and uncanny ability to recognize what middle school students will and should read pl...more
Paperback, 439 pages
Published September 24th 2010 by Pearson Education
(first published April 11th 2009)
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A fairly comprehensive intro book for YA lit. The problem is that by trying to cover so much ground, the book ends up leaving out so many extremely important theoretical moments that this could only be used for beginners. A fair effort, but frustrating for all but those absolutely new to the field.
This is a very thorough exciting textbook that my online class will enjoy, I am sure! This book goes into great detail about young adult genres, authors, librarians, the teen reader, and the many themes and issues in YA lit today. In many chapters there are technology links, literary theory, and author spotlights. Ernest Bond has a helpful book for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, media specialists and students providing a current experience for readers as it offers a look at the newes...more