ERIC Number: ED068991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Reading and the English Class.
Donelson, Ken, Ed.
Arizona English Bulletin, v14 n3 Apr 1972
This issue of the Arizona English Bulletin contains articles discussing literature that adolescents read and literature that they might be encouraged to read. Thus there are discussions both of literature specifically written for adolescents and the literature adolescents choose to read. The term adolescent is understood to include young people in grades five or six through ten or eleven. The articles are written by high school, college, and university teachers and discuss adolescent literature in general (e.g., Geraldine E. LaRoque's "A Bright and Promising Future for Adolescent Literature"), particular types of this literature (e.g., Nicholas J. Karolides'"Focus on Black Adolescents"), and particular books, (e.g., Beverly Haley's "'The Pigman'--Use It!"). Also included is an extensive list of current books and articles on adolescent literature, adolescents' reading interests, and how these books relate to the teaching of English. The bibliography is divided into (1) general bibliographies, (2) histories and criticism of adolescent literature, (3) dime novels, (4) adolescent literature before 1940, (5) reading interest studies, (6) modern adolescent literature, (7) adolescent books in the schools, and (8) comments about young people's reading. (DI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, English, English Curriculum, Fiction, Literature, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education, Teaching
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 33813, $1.75 non-member, $1.65 member)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.