ERIC Number: ED265567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The ALAN Review. Winter 1986.
Reed, Arthea, Ed.
The ALAN Review, v13 n2 Win 1986
Intended for junior or senior high school English teachers, articles and features in this journal issue focus on young adult literature and the adolescent audience. The first article, Kevin Major's "The Truth about My Fictitious Friends," describes the genesis of the author's fiction writing for the Newfoundland audience, and is followed by a biography and review of Major's books by Judith Bugniazet. The second article, "Professional Riches: The Textbooks are Here" by W. Geiger Ellis, discusses three books on literature by Alleen Pace Nilsen and Kenneth L. Donelson, Robert E. Probst, and Arthea J. S. Reed. The fourth article, "World War II and Its Relevance to Today's Adolescents" by Kathleen Dale Colarusso, reviews four stories of the Nazi Holocaust and how they can show today's adolescents that everyone contributes to problems and solutions through action and inaction, while the fifth article, "Telling the Tale" by Wilbur C. Ward, discusses books dealing with the broader history of the Jews. In "The Young Adult Novel: Looking down the Road," John S. Simmons suggests that classic works of literature may be easier to defend in light of increasing censorship than young adult works, and in the seventh article, Christy Hammer discusses using "Rachel's Legacy" by Hila Coleman and other works to heighten awareness of sex roles. The next two articles are by Sue Ellen Bridgers; the first is her acceptance speech for the ALAN Award, and the second a discussion of her evolution as a writer. In the tenth article Anthony L. Manna and Sue Misheff interview Ms. Bridgers about her writing. The final article, "The South in Recent Young Adult Novels" by Robert C. Small, Jr., explores the various stereotyped images of the southern United States culture and how they are treated in young adult works. Other features in this issue include suggested young adult readings grouped for specific teaching purposes, and a report from the 1985 ALAN workshop. (HTH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, Athens, GA.