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Lesesne, Teri S. – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Presents two lists of young adult literature titles totaling 100 works. Notes that the first list includes books with lasting appeal and the second list includes some new and notable books to fill a summer reading list. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Literature Appreciation, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
Graff, Pat – Communication: Journalism Education Today, 2003
Notes that even high school students enjoy an occasional reading from a children's book. Explains that many different children's books can be incorporated as the basis for activities in the journalism classroom. Presents annotations of seven specific books that can be used in a journalism class. (PM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Illustrations, Journalism Education, Secondary Education
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Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2003
Presents annotations of 30 trade books on this year's list of Young Adults' choices that are the results of voting by students in five different regions of the United States. Notes that the books selected were published in 2001 and each book had to have at least two positive reviews from recognized sources. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Lesesne, Teri S. – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Shares some novels that can reinvigorate a "dormant reader." Presents annotations of nine titles and some additional titles related to the main nine titles. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Novels, Reading Material Selection
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Ford, Kim – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Presents an annotated bibliography of nine books that kids think are great. Recommends the books on the basis of pure enjoyment. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Literature Appreciation, Reading Attitudes
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Ford, Kim – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Presents student-written summaries about nine science fiction, mysteries, humor, historical fiction, classics, and books that may become classics that the students felt were the best books they ever read. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Classics (Literature), Humor, Reading Material Selection
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Lovelace, James; Smith, Laura Howell – ALAN Review, 2002
Presents descriptions of 7 adolescent novels that examine the specific experience of the motherless daughter. Acknowledges that the discussion of the death of a mother causes discomfort and resistance in some. Suggests that these titles are powerful in reducing the threat of the situation and prompting meaningful dialogue. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Motherless Family, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
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Ford, Kim – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Presents annotations of 12 novels for young adults. Encourages teachers to give their students books to read because it often makes a difference. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2002
Presents a collection of excerpts from a recent virtual class discussion students (primarily senior English majors planning to become English teachers) had on a course listserv regarding young adult literature. Contains annotations of 10 recommended works of YA literature. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Discussion Groups, Listservs
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Schwarz, Gretchen – ALAN Review, 2002
Presents suggestions regarding graphics books that focus on superheroes, mysteries and crime, real life issues, and history that are aimed especially at teens who resist reading and are not confident in their reading abilities. Describes five useful resources for teachers and media specialists interested in graphic novels. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Literature Appreciation, Media Selection, Reading Motivation
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Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2002
Presents annotations of 30 trade books chosen by students and published in 2000. Hopes to encourage young people to read; to make teens, teachers, librarians, and parents aware of new literature for young adults; and to provide middle and secondary school students with an opportunity to voice their opinions about books being written for them. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Material Selection, Reading Motivation
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George, Marshall A. – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Argues that educators must take responsibility for putting a stop to the hatred for and disenfranchisement of students who are seen as being different. Suggests doing that by making sure the expository texts are set within the context of themes--those ideas that matter to students. Presents an annotated list of novels and expository texts to help…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
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Warner, Lois L. – ALAN Review, 2002
Considers how Francesca Lia Block's melding of the magic and the ordinary makes her work special. Suggests that magic is what makes people dream, and that the teen years is a great time to dream because there is still time to make dreams come true. Presents a nine-item annotated bibliography of titles for adolescents by Block. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
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Yokota, Junko; Cai, Mingshui – Language Arts, 2002
Presents annotations of 24 recently published works of children's literature that offer opportunities for teachers and students to consider how people's lives are affected by social justice issues. Addresses issues such as human rights, issues of racial justice, issues of gender equity, socioeconomic and class issues, political issues, and issues…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Political Issues, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
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Ford, Kim – Voices from the Middle, 2001
Annotates 12 books for young adults including new releases, old standards, classics, and award winners--books that will appeal to readers and writers. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Reading Writing Relationship, Secondary Education
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