Young Readers and Their Books

Young Readers and Their Books

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134120499

Category: Education

Page: 139

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Literature and the Young Adult Reader

Literature and the Young Adult Reader

This YAL text provides a fresh and exciting experience for pre-service and in-service teachers as it leads them to the newest and best offerings of literature available for adolescents today.

Author: Ernie Bond

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131116959

Category: Education

Page: 439

View: 185

Written for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and media specialists, this Young Adult Literature text provides a fresh and exciting experience for readers as it leads them to the newest and best offerings of literature available for adolescents today. The author's own wide reading and uncanny ability to recognize what middle school students will and should read plays out in rich text sets and authentic classroom features designed to help teachers captivate both motivated and reluctant readers. "Rave Reviews"" """The table of contents is remarkably complete and well conceived. I'm especially thrilled to see a strong emphasis on the underserved areas in YA, namely illustrated texts and graphic novels, drama, poetry and nonfiction.""" -- "Karen Coats," Illinois State University"" ""Take a Peek Inside..."" " Text sets sprinkled throughout the chapter list a breadth of contemporary book choices for readers to experience and share with their own classrooms. Author Spotlights are extended interviews that give readers a personal look at how authors think about writing, books, cultural influences, book awards, and the rewards and challenges of writing successful young adult literature In the Field features share how young adult literature is being used in authentic classrooms. Technology Links present innovative ways the internet can be used to promote engagement with and dialogue about literature. Audio book features identify books available on tape so teachers can create rich listening opportunities for readers. Books on Film features appear when appropriate to highlight books that are also available in film versions. "Meet the Author"" "Dr. Ernie Bond, Carnegie Foundation's 2007 Maryland Professor of the Year, has long been an advocate for providing diverse literary experiences for young readers. He has presented around the world on issues related to young adult literature. Dr. Bond has served on the Outstanding International Book committee (USBBY) and helped create the Green Earth Book Awards. He also reviews tradebooks for journals including SLJ and Bookbird. Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor at Salisbury Univers
Categories: Education

New Novels for Young Readers In of the 1980s Narrative Strategies and Presentation of the Novel s World

New Novels for Young Readers In of the 1980s   Narrative Strategies and Presentation of the Novel s World

Their rejection of these novels was mainly grounded in the discrepancy between the expectations of traditional literary criticism and the new forms of expression these young authors used.

Author: Michaela Tomberger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638744867

Category:

Page: 166

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2001 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: Good, University of Vienna (Anglistics-American Studies), 135 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When during the 1980s short novels like Jay McInerney's 'Bright Lights, Big City' (1984), Bret Easton Ellis' 'Less Than Zero' (1985), Tama Janowitz' 'Slaves of New York' (1986) or Michael Chabon's 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh' (1988) became talked-about bestsellers in short succession, conservative critics were shocked. Their rejection of these novels was mainly grounded in the discrepancy between the expectations of traditional literary criticism and the new forms of expression these young authors used. The referential matrices of their novels are loaded with signs and codes of their decade; images and fictions spread by mass media have become a fixed part in the world of those novels. Traditional critics considered such references trite and superficial. It cannot be ignored, however, that popular culture found its way into contemporary literature and critics will have to get accustomed to the fact that in contemporary literature the referential horizon, which once was formed by the Bible, classical antiquity and the great works of world literature, is increasingly provided by popular culture as disseminated by the mass media. The fact that these authors were all very young and that they were presented and celebrated like pop stars was, for many critics, proof that pop industry had finally taken over the literary market and that authors would no longer be measured by their achievements as writers but by their celebrity status determined by media-coverage. They felt the end of serious literature was near. On the other hand, there were reviewers, whose praise of those novels and their authors was just as undifferentiated as their denunciations by others. Fashionable terms, from "MTV novels" to "yuppie literature," were attached to the novels, and they were glori
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The Little Book of Little Activists

The Little Book of Little Activists

You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights.

Author: Penguin Young Readers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451478566

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 115

A celebration of political activism by America's youngest citizens--our children. You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights. Filled with inspiring photos of children at recent demonstrations and rallies, The Little Book of Little Activists also includes inspirational quotes from kids themselves on topics of equality, diversity, and feminism, as well as an introduction by Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, and an afterword by civil rights activist Lynda Blackmon Lowery, author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March. Five percent of gross proceeds go to benefit the Children's Defense Fund. The Little Book of Little Activists is a child's very first introduction to political activism, presented at a level that they can understand and relate to. Perfect for parents who want to raise their kids to become participatory members of a democracy.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Teaching Banned Books

Teaching Banned Books

As a standard-bearer for intellectual freedom, the school librarian is in an ideal position to collaborate with teachers to not only protect the freedom to read but also ensure that valued books with valuable lessons are not quarantined ...

Author: Pat R. Scales

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

View: 922

As a standard-bearer for intellectual freedom, the school librarian is in an ideal position to collaborate with teachers to not only protect the freedom to read but also ensure that valued books with valuable lessons are not quarantined from the readers for whom they were written.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Wolfpack Young Readers Edition

Wolfpack  Young Readers Edition

In this young readers adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world.

Author: Abby Wambach

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250766878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 589

In this young readers adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world. From rising young star to co-captain of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion team, Abby Wambach’s impressive career has shown her what it truly means to be a champion. Whether you’re leading from the bench or demanding the ball on the field, real success comes when you harness your inner strength, forge your own path, and band together with your team. Updated with stories that trace her journey from youth soccer to the hall of fame, this young readers adaptation of Abby’s instant bestseller Wolfpack is for the next generation of wolves ready to change the game.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Family of Readers

A Family of Readers

Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers.

Author: Martha V. Parravano

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763662172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 622

Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lies My Teacher Told Me Young Readers Edition

Lies My Teacher Told Me  Young Readers    Edition

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620974858

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 227

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children’s writer who adapted Howard Zinn’s bestseller A People’s History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen’s beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their “authors.” Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen’s lively, provocative telling of American history is a “counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past” (The Nation). This streamlined young readers’ edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.
Categories: History

Literacy in America 1900 1920

Literacy in America 1900 1920

Author: Elaine Allen Karls

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293000582977

Category: Books and reading

Page: 322

View: 102

Categories: Books and reading

The Young Reader s Shakespeare Macbeth

The Young Reader s Shakespeare  Macbeth

Presents a young reader's version of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" about a Scottish nobleman and his wife who resort to murder and treachery in their pursuit for power and then are haunted by the corpses of their victims.

Author: Adam N. McKeown

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402711166

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

View: 859

Presents a young reader's version of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" about a Scottish nobleman and his wife who resort to murder and treachery in their pursuit for power and then are haunted by the corpses of their victims.
Categories: Children's stories

My African World

My African World

A collection which offers the varied excitements of being in and of Africa. The poets come from different African countries, and young readers will find many of their own experiences caught with wit and warmth.

Author:

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 0864863128

Category: Africa

Page: 150

View: 166

A collection which offers the varied excitements of being in and of Africa. The poets come from different African countries, and young readers will find many of their own experiences caught with wit and warmth.
Categories: Africa

Girls Own

Girls  Own

"Stories by award-winning authors such as Jean Little, Julie Johnston, Kit Pearson, Deborah Ellis, Joan Clark and Sarah Ellis, sure to be popular with preteen girls" Cf. Our choice, 2002.

Author: Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Puffin Canada

ISBN: 0141309938

Category: Children's stories, Canadian (English)

Page: 360

View: 603

"Stories by award-winning authors such as Jean Little, Julie Johnston, Kit Pearson, Deborah Ellis, Joan Clark and Sarah Ellis, sure to be popular with preteen girls" Cf. Our choice, 2002.
Categories: Children's stories, Canadian (English)

Dick and Jane Guess Who

Dick and Jane  Guess Who

Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy! Guess Who "Guess who this is," said Jane. "Guess who this is," said Sally.

Author: Penguin Young Readers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698169418

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 702

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot, too!). Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy! Guess Who "Guess who this is," said Jane. "Guess who this is," said Sally. "And see the two little ones. Guess who."
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Engaging Young Readers

Engaging Young Readers

This volume demonstrates how promoting children's engagement with reading can greatly enhance reading achievement.

Author: Linda Baker

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572305355

Category: Education

Page: 331

View: 808

This volume demonstrates how promoting children's engagement with reading can greatly enhance reading achievement. From leading literacy researchers and educators, the book illuminates what a child needs to become an engaged reader and presents a set of instructional principles designed to facilitate this goal. Helping teachers offer a coordinated emphasis on competence and motivation in reading instruction, chapters blend research evidence with practical recommendations. Topics covered include ways to provide children with a good foundation at the word level, help if they are in trouble, ample time and materials for reading, opportunities to share in a community of learners, instruction that is coherent, motivating, and responsive to each child's strengths and weaknesses, school-wide coordination of instruction, and continuities between home and school.
Categories: Education

Spaceman Adapted for Young Readers

Spaceman  Adapted for Young Readers

"Mike Massimino is a spaceman through and through. In this edition for young people, he tells us how hard work can take you out of this world. He believes in teamwork, and he never gives up. Prepare to be inspired.

Author: Mike Massimino

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780593120880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 994

An astronaut who completed spacewalks on two Hubble missions tells his inspiring story in this middle grade adaptation of the bestselling adult memoir, Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. From the time he was seven-years-old and saw Apollo 11 land on the moon, Mike Massimino dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Long Island is a long way from space. Kids like him, growing up in working-class families, seldom left the neighborhood. But with the encouragement of teachers and mentors, Mike ventured down on a path that took him to Columbia University and to MIT. It wasn't easy. There were academic setbacks and disappointments aplenty--and NASA turned him down three times. Still, Mike never gave up. He rose to each challenge and forged ahead, inching closer to realizing his boyhood dream. His love of science and space, along with his indomitable spirit and sense of teamwork eventually got him assigned to two missions to fix the Hubble Space Telescope--as a spacewalker. Spaceman takes readers on Mike's unlikely ride from Earth to space, showing the breathtaking wonder of science and technology along the way. "Mike Massimino is a spaceman through and through. In this edition for young people, he tells us how hard work can take you out of this world. He believes in teamwork, and he never gives up. Prepare to be inspired." --BILL NYE, SCIENCE GUY and CEO, THE PLANETARY SOCIETY
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

We Look

We Look

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot, too!). Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy! We Look Look, Jane.

Author: Penguin Young Readers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698169395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 987

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot, too!). Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy! We Look Look, Jane. Look, Dick. See funny Sally. Funny, funny Sally.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

This novel is about a secret garden which changes the life of three children forever.

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781425051655

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 532

View: 647

This novel is about a secret garden which changes the life of three children forever. It is a moving, magical account of the mysteries of childhood, and how simple things in life can bring so much joy to people. Mary, Collin and Dickens revive a mysterious dead garden and in-return get a lot more than they bargained for....
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Journeys Young Readers Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives

Journeys  Young Readers    Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives

Books can change lives — and here are more than fifty powerful letters from young readers to authors revealing some of the ways that is true.

Author: Library of Congress Center for the Book

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763696986

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 700

Books can change lives — and here are more than fifty powerful letters from young readers to authors revealing some of the ways that is true. Annie Schnitzer tells Elie Wiesel, “Reading your story allowed me to connect with my own history,” explaining how reading his memoir deepened her understanding of her grandparents’ plight during the Holocaust. After reading The House on Mango Street, Julia Mueller writes to Sandra Cisneros, “You didn’t tell me how to pull myself back together; you just showed me that I could. I was tired of trying to be somebody else’s definition of beautiful, and you told me that was okay.” Culled from the Letters About Literature contest of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the fifty-two letters in this collection — written by students in grades four through twelve — reveal how deeply books and poetry affect the lives of readers. Offering letters that are as profound as they are personal and as moving as they are enlightening, this collection, which also features artwork by some of the contest entrants, provides a glimpse into young people’s lives and their connections — both expected and unexpected — to the written word.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction