ERIC Number: ED367348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Young Adult Book Review Media: An Evaluation.
Locker, Linda S.
This study examines eight reviewing tools which include reviews for young adult (YA) books. The following journals are examined to determine scope, coverage, analysis of content, and reviewing policies: "Booklist,""School Library Journal,""Horn Book Magazine,""Wilson Library Bulletin,""Voice of Youth Advocates,""Book Report,""Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide," and "ALAN Review." The total population of YA reviews during 1992 was also examined to determine the degree of duplication across the journals; to find in which journal the first review of a given title occurred; and to characterize the reviews by the amount of descriptive and evaluative content in each review. The results show that "Booklist" and "School Library Journal" provide the most comprehensive coverage of young adult literature reviews; however, the YA focus journals also contribute unique and valuable coverage for this field and should be utilized in the selection process. The evaluation sheets used in the study and a list of the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults for 1993 are included in the appendices. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Horn Book Magazine; Library Journals; School Library Journal; Selection Tools
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.