ERIC Number: ED337804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Your Reading: A Booklist for Junior High and Middle School Students. Eighth Edition.
Nilsen, Alleen Pace, Ed.
This annotated bibliography for junior high and middle school students describes nearly 1,200 recent books to read for pleasure, for school assignments, or to satisfy curiosity. Books included are divided into six major sections (the first three contain mostly fiction and biographies): Connections, Understandings, Imaginings, Contemporary Poetry and Short Stories, Books to Help with Schoolwork, and Books Just for You. These major sections have been further subdivided into chapters; e.g. (1) Connecting with Ourselves: Accomplishments and Growing Up; (2) Connecting with Families: Close Relationships; (3) Connecting with Friends and Foes: School and Community Relationships; (4) Connecting with Boyfriends and Girlfriends: Love and Romance; (5) Understanding the Troubled: Problems; (6) Understanding Ourselves: Ethnic Relationships; (7) Understanding the Past: Realistic Books Set in the United States; (8) Understanding Others: People outside the United States; (9) Understanding Competition: Sports; (10) Understanding Wars: National and International Conflict; (11) Understanding Real People: Biographies and Biographical Fiction; (12) Imagining Our Fellow Creatures: Animals; (13) Imagining Excitement: Adventure Stories; (14) Imagining What If: Science Fiction and Fantasy; (15) Imagining Chills and Thrills: Mysteries and the Supernatural; (16) Imaginings from Our Ancestors: Classics, Myths, Legends, and Folklore; (17) Books of Poetry; (18) Collections of Short Stories; (19) Physical Sciences, Math, and Technology; (20) Natural Sciences; (21) Social Studies: Contemporary Lives and Issues; (22) History; (23) Language Arts, Drama, Music, Art, and Architecture; (24) Managing Your Life: Physical and Emotional Health; (25) How-To Books: Crafts, Hobbies, and Future Careers; and (26) Fun and Facts: Entertainment, Jokes, and Interesting Information. An appendix for teachers and librarians, a list of best books for 1988-90, a directory of publishers, and three indexes are attached. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 59400-0015; $12.95 members, $16.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on the Junior High and Middle School Booklist. For the previous edition, see ED 299 570.