ERIC Number: ED415506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High. Thirteenth Edition. NCTE Bibliography Series.
Stover, Lois T., Ed.; Zenker, Stephanie F., Ed.
Designed to help teachers, students, and parents identify engaging and insightful books for young adults, this book presents annotations of over 1,400 books published between 1994 and 1996. The book begins with a foreword by young adult author, Chris Crutcher, a former reluctant high school reader, that discusses what books have meant to him. Annotations in the book are grouped by subject into 40 thematic chapters, including "Adventure and Survival"; "Animals and Pets"; "Classics"; "Death and Dying"; "Fantasy"; "Horror"; "Human Rights"; "Poetry and Drama"; "Romance"; "Science Fiction"; "War"; and "Westerns and the Old West." Annotations in the book provide full bibliographic information, a concise summary, notations identifying world literature, multicultural, and easy reading title, and notations about any awards the book has won. Appendixes present lists of award-winning works of poetry, fiction drama, and nonfiction for the years 1994 through 1997; a list of approximately 500 multicultural titles; a 94-item list of world literature titles and directions on how to order. Author, subject, and title indexes are attached.(RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Fiction, High School Students, High Schools, Independent Reading, Nonfiction, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, Thematic Approach
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 03685: $16.95 members, $22.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.