ERIC Number: ED340366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Religion and the Religious Experience in Young Adult Fiction 1986-1990. A Bibliography.
Lott, Kristin R.
This annotated bibliography, listing fiction titles for young adults on the subject of religion and the religious experience, will be useful to teachers, librarians, and others working with young adults. There are few existing guides to the literature in this subject area. This study explores fiction published from 1986 through 1990. The only exception to the date of publication limitations is found with the listings for titles that are part of a series. Titles for the bibliography were obtained in three ways: an examination of book reviews of young adult fiction in three journals; a search of existing bibliographies of young adult fiction; and an examination of catalogs solicited from 46 religious publishing houses. Each title included in the bibliography has been assigned one of three overlapping interest level designations: Juvenile/Young Adult (J/YA), YA, or YA/Adult. The first is for books most likely to interest people ages 12 through 14; the second is primarily for ages 14 through 18; and the last, ages 16 and above. Three indexes provide access to the entries by title, religion, and geographical setting. Introductory materials include an essay on the role of public libraries and schools in providing information on religion to young people, descriptions of the scope of the bibliography and the methodology used in compiling it, a discussion of religious publishing and young adult fiction, guidelines for selecting young adult literature with a religious theme based on a review of the professional literature, and an analysis of the titles listed in the bibliography by religion and denomination and trends in religious publishing for this age group. A list of publishing houses contacted for the bibliography is appended. (20 references) (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Kent State University.