ERIC Number: ED398562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
More Teens' Favorite Books: Young Adults' Choices 1993-1995.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Making the job of encouraging adolescents to read for pleasure less of a challenge, this book presents an annotated list of 95 books chosen by adolescents themselves as part of an annual program sponsored by the International Reading Association. Entries in the book are grouped by type or genre of publication to make books of a particular interest easy to find. Both fiction and nonfiction books can be found in the categories of history, health, sports, mystery and crime, family life, adventure, and personal growth. Romance and friendship, science fiction, and fantasy and the supernatural round out the fiction books; the nonfiction books include biographies and nature and ecology. A supplemental section of the book presents adaptations of previously published articles that focus on motivating teens to read for pleasure and enjoyment: "The Reader's Bill of Rights" (Daniel Pennac); "A 'Fiver' for a Book" (Bobbi Swiderek); "Free Choice Reading? Are You Kidding?" (Mary Jo Sherman); and "Encouraging the Lifetime Reading Habit" (Joseph Sanacore). (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Athletics, Biographies, Ecology, Family Life, Fantasy, Health, History, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading, Science Fiction, Secondary Education
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 149: $6.95 members, $9.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.