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ERIC Number: ED041029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
Selection of Adult Books for School-Age Readers.
Mersand, Joseph
Selection of adult books for teen-age readers should be based on three pertinent factors: (1) interests, ideals, and aspirations of adolescents, (2) acquaintance with the best books of the past and present; and (3) availability of adequate funds. Literature on early book lists generally failed to appeal to young readers. Today, many current and varied guidelines for book selection are provided by books and articles as well as by the Bill of Rights of the American Library Association. A limited survey of librarians and teachers indicated that their criteria for book selection included the excellence of writing and the "reality" in the book. Studies of reading interests of teen-agers revealed that young adults are concerned with the individual, with social problems and responsibility, with contemporary affairs, both national and international, and with the movement into adult life. (A list of book selection references is included.) (JM)
Dr. Joseph Mersand, 166-05 Highland Ave., Jamaica, New York 11432 (Free upon receipt of a long self-addressed envelope with first-class postage for each reprint.)
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Note: Reprinted from "Evaluating Books for Children and Young People," Perspectives in Reading, No. 10 (1968), published by the International Reading Association