Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Young Adult Literacture in Action

Chance, Rosemary. (2014). Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide; 2nd Edition. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. 978-1-61069-244-1.

Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. A logical and proven-effective approach to teaching young adult literature, developed by a librarian for librarians.

This revised edition of Young Adult Literature in Action gives librarians an easy-to-use guide for organizing selection criteria and finding the best titles for their specific usage. An ideal resource for teaching young adult literature courses, each chapter includes revised and updated information on collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, author comments, and assignment suggestions.

Coverage of graphic novels—especially "manga" titles within this genre—have been significantly expanded in Chapter Two: "Quick Reads" and in the science fiction portion of Chapter Four: "Fantastic Fiction," reflecting the growing number of titles and increasing interest in them. Additionally, recent titles have been added that reflect popular trends and interests in young adult literature, such as science fiction and fantasy books that blur the lines between genres—novels about dystopias, vampires, and zombies, for instance.
  • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre
  • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults
  • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers
  • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books

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