ERIC Number: EJ700024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
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Books, Audience, Action! Dramatizing Popular Titles Is a Terrific Way to Attract Teens
Blasingame, James; Nilsen, Alleen Pace
School Library Journal, v50 n1 p35 Jan 2004
While attending the 2002 Arizona Book Festival, the authors could not help but notice how many books there were for adults and children, but how few there were for teens. Obviously, they were very concerned that the youngsters who had outgrown Lemony Snicket would not know where to find wonderful books for young adults. They authors knew they had to do something, so they devised book dramas, along with help from students in their young adult literature classes at Arizona State University (ASU), in Tempe. In this article, book dramas are described and the authors discuss the importance of engaging young adults in literature and reading.
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Dramatics, Skits, Reading Materials, Literature Appreciation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona