ERIC Number: ED359987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Books for Teens: Stressing the Higher Values: A CSLA Bibliography.
Tyson, Edith S.
This annotated bibliography is intended as a general background guide for volunteer librarians in churches and synagogues. It is assumed that the user has little knowledge of contemporary literature for youth in grades 7 through 12, but is aware that their reading needs are not identical to those of younger children or adults. Rather than listing books that are explicitly devout, the guide lists books that emphasize values that all religions hold in common. Criteria used in selection include proven popularity, the presence of values beyond self, and availability in paperback. The works of four contemporary authors who write for young adults--Lois McMaster Bujold, Madeleine L'Engle, Cynthia Voigt, and Walter Wangerin, Jr.--are profiled. The bibliography is divided into the following sections: (1) biblical fiction (Old Testament times, and at the time of Jesus and of the early church), 22 titles; (2) contemporary fiction, 31 titles; (3) fantasy and science fiction, 10 titles; (4) historical fiction, 14 titles; (5) short story collections fiction, 4 titles; and (6) non-fiction, 37 titles. Author and title indexes are provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Authors, Books, Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Church Workers, Contemporary Literature, Guides, Library Personnel, Literary Criticism, Moral Values, Nonfiction, Novels, Reading Materials, Religious Factors, Religious Libraries, Social Values, Values Education, Volunteers, Young Adults
CSLA, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97280-0357.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.