Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440869804
Pages : 239 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Young Adult Nonfiction: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide written by Elizabeth Fraser and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-03-02 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838914624
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition written by Michael Cart and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ISBN : 1538123568
Pages : 402 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

Download or read book Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults written by Amy S. Pattee and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020-02-14 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the five years since the first edition of Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults was published, numerous changes have taken place in the landscape of young adult literature and young adult library services. Informed by the professional activism—including the “We Need Diverse Books” (#wndb) movement—today’s professionals recognize that library collections for young adults are incomplete if they fail to address and reflect a diversity of racial, ethnic, and cultural identities; gender identities; sexual orientations; and identities related to ability and disability. Contemporary librarians working to diversify their collections select material in a number of formats and must consider the accessibility of both old and new media as they select titles and resources. Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults, Ensuring Inclusion and Access, Second Edition, offers guidance to librarians confronted with an expanding universe of published material from which to select. With special emphasis on the principles of inclusion and accessibility, this new edition of Developing Library Collections includes guidelines for creating a young adult collection development policy, conducting a needs assessment, and evaluating and selecting print and nonprint material for the library’s YA collection.

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810850811
Pages : 183 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (85 users)

Download or read book American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature written by Paulette Fairbanks Molin and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature analyzes characters, outlines plots, and evaluates content from a Native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find herein essential analytical information about literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. This book also examines reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.

Young Adult Resources Today

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 0810888009
Pages : 254 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Young Adult Resources Today written by Don Latham and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-05-21 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.

Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136913572
Pages : 568 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature written by Shelby Wolf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-04-27 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838911501
Pages : 360 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000 written by Gillian Engberg and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.

Literature for Young Adults

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 135181303X
Pages : 456 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book Literature for Young Adults written by Joan L. Knickerbocker and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-15 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442278072
Pages : 310 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature written by Christine A. Jenkins and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences. But young readers, regardless of their sexual orientation, don’t always know what books offer well-rounded portrayals of queer characters and situations. Fortunately, finding positive role models in fiction that features LGBTQ+ themes has become less problematic, though not without its challenges. In Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969, Christine Jenkins and Michael Cart provide an overview of the literary landscape. An expanded version of The Heart Has Its Reasons, this volume charts the evolution of YA literature that features characters and themes which resonate not only with LGBTQ+ readers but with their allies as well. In this resource, Jenkins and Cart identify titles that are notable either for their excellence—accurate, thoughtful, and tactful depictions—or deficiencies—books that are wrongheaded, stereotypical, or outdated. Each chapter has been significantly updated, and this edition also includes new chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and works of nonfiction. This book also features an annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text that will aid teachers, librarians, parents, and teen readers. Encompassing a wider array of sexual identities, Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature is an invaluable resource for young people eager to read about books relevant to them and their lives.

Young Adults Deserve the Best

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838935877
Pages : 126 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Young Adults Deserve the Best written by Sarah Flowers and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2011 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains how young adult librarians can utilize core competencies to improve teen services.

Serving Older Teens

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9780313317620
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Serving Older Teens written by Sheila B. Anderson and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2004 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this lively and practical guide, notable teen experts and practitioners explain why service to teens in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group. Topics range from understanding older teen needs and creating a vital teen space to building and promoting a winning collection. Brimming with valuable insights, fresh ideas, as well as nuts and bolts directions, this is a must-read for all librarians who work with older teens. While libraries have traditionally offered diverse materials, services, and programs for children and even young teens based on their developmental needs, older teens (aged 16-19) are too often left out, with the excuse that older teens aren't interested. On the threshold of adulthood, these young people have immense informational needs that libraries are in a wonderful position to supply: information about colleges, about work, about relationships, and leisure activities. In this lively and practical guide, notable teen experts and stellar practitioners Sheila Anderson, Amy Alessio, Patrick Jones, Robin Lupa, and Kristine Mahood explain why service to teens in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group. Topics range from understanding older teen needs and creating a vital teen space to building and promoting a winning collection. Brimming with valuable insights, fresh ideas, as well as nuts-and-bolts directions, this is a must-read for all librarians who work with older teens.

Children's and Young Adult Comics

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350009210
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

Download or read book Children's and Young Adult Comics written by Gwen Athene Tarbox and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete critical guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Children's and Young Adult Comics helps readers explore how comics have engaged with one of their most crucial audiences. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: - The history of comics for children and young adults, from early cartoon strips to the rise of comics as mainstream children's literature - Cultural contexts – from the Comics Code Authority to graphic novel adaptations of popular children's texts such as Neil Gaiman's Coraline - Key texts – from familiar favourites like Peanuts and Archie Comics to YA graphic novels such as Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese and hybrid works including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - Important theoretical and critical approaches to studying children's and young adult comics Children's and Young Adult Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms and a lengthy resources section to help students and readers develop their understanding of these genres and pursue independent study.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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ISBN : 1402293534
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (42 users)

Download or read book Writing Great Books for Young Adults written by Regina L Brooks and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

Reading Programs for Young Adults

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786403578
Pages : 358 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Reading Programs for Young Adults written by Martha Seif Simpson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1997-07-01 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suggests themes with related programs and bibliographies to attract young adults to reading

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442207205
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Teaching Young Adult Literature Today written by Judith A. Hayn and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2012 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents. Hayn, Kaplan, and their contributors address a wide range of topics: how to avoid common obstacles to using YAL; selecting quality YAL for classrooms while balancing these with curriculum requirements; engaging disenfranchised readers; pairing YAL with technology as an innovative way to teach curriculum standards across all content areas. Contributors also discuss more theoretical subjects, such as the absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young adult literature in secondary classrooms; and contemporary YAL that responds to the changing expectations of digital generation readers who want to blur the boundaries between page and screen."

Guide to Literary Agents 2020

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 059319103X
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

Download or read book Guide to Literary Agents 2020 written by Robert Lee Brewer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2020 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 29th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, a 30-Day Platform Challenge to help writers build their writing platforms +Includes 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing

Writer's Market 100th Edition

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0593332040
Pages : 912 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

Download or read book Writer's Market 100th Edition written by Robert Lee Brewer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most trusted guide to getting published, fully revised and updated Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market, 100th edition guide you through the process. It's the ultimate reference with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections, along with contact and submission information. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This 100th edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index. You'll gain access to: • Thousands of updated listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, and literary agents • Articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing • A newly revised "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart • Sample query letters for fiction and nonfiction • Lists of professional writing organizations