ERIC Number: ED335540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Books for Adult New Readers. 5th Revised Edition.
Pursell, Frances Josephson
This book identifies appropriate reading material for adults who read at levels through grade seven. An introduction lists criteria used for selection and discusses emphases in selection of nonfiction. To make this recommended list of 748 entries most useful to libraries, titles are arranged in a very general Dewey Decimal Classification. Each entry contains these components: indication of new listing; item number; reading level; title; author; publisher code; date of publication or copyright; pagination; net price; full or abbreviated International Standard Book Number; series; and annotation. Recommended titles are divided into fiction and nonfiction. Fiction categories include general, mystery and horror, science fiction, classics and folklore, and literature in various forms. Nonfiction titles are categorized as: biography; the unusual, the unexplained, computers; psychology; religion; social sciences, government, citizenship; jobs; community resources; reading and understanding; writing and grammar; spelling; students' writing; mathematics; health and safety; consumer information, homemaking; coping skills; parenting; family reading; geography, travel; history; periodicals; juvenile books for adults; for the tutor; and guides to software for the adult new reader. Appendixes include recommendations for a core collection; series recommendations; suggested readings for the librarian; general readings on literacy; publishers' addresses; and title and subject indexes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Beginning Reading, Fiction, Library Material Selection, Nonfiction, Periodicals, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Recreational Reading, Student Developed Materials
Project: LEARN, 1701 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 ($15.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project LEARN, Cleveland, OH.