ERIC Number: ED248169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
War and Peace in Adolescent Literature.
Lander, Faye A.
This document examines war and peace in adolescent literature. Chapter I, the introduction, presents a review of the research on children's attitudes toward war. Adolescent literature, especially historical fiction, is described as an effective instrument for teaching about occurrences such as the Nazi Holocaust and the Vietnam War. The importance of authenticity in literature is emphasized as is the need to present students with realistic rather than glorified accounts of war. Chapter II presents a critical evaluation of 36 books produced between 1943 and 1976 for students in grades 6-12. Most of the works in this annotated bibliography are fiction and narrative biographical accounts dealing with war and peace. Plot, theme, and style are analyzed with recommendations regarding individual and class use. Most of the works deal with American involvement from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Title, publisher, date, suggested grade level, and annotation are given for each entry. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.A. Thesis in Education, University of Akron. For bibliography on war and peace in children's literature, see SO 015 860.