Essentials Of Young Adult Literature by Kathy G. ShortEssentials Of Young Adult Literature by Kathy G. Short

Essentials Of Young Adult Literature

byKathy G. Short, Carl M. Tomlinson, Carol M. Lynch-brown

Paperback | February 7, 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.

Kathy G. Short teaches graduate courses in young adult and children's literature, inquiry, and curriculum at the University of Arizona and taught in public schools in Ohio and Indiana. Her books include Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, Literature as a Way of Knowing, and Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenti...
Title:Essentials Of Young Adult LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.8 inPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013352227X

ISBN - 13:9780133522273

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Part One: Young Adults and Young Adult Literature     

CHAPTER ONE: Understanding Young Adults and Their Literature

CHAPTER TWO: Learning about Literature

Part Two: Genres of Literature

CHAPTER THREE: Realistic Fiction

CHAPTER FOUR: Fantasy and Science Fiction

CHAPTER FIVE: Historical Fiction

CHAPTER SIX: Nonfiction: Biography and Informational Books

CHAPTER SEVEN: Poetry and Plays

CHAPTER EIGHT: Literature for a Diverse Society

Part Three Literature in the Schools       


CHAPTER NINE: Literature in the Curriculum

CHAPTER TEN: Experiencing Literature                                                                                

APPENDIX A: Book Awards                                                                                               

APPENDIX B : Magazines        


Index to Books and Authors                                                                         

Subject Index                                                                                         

Editorial Reviews

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