Literature for Young Adults: Fall 2011


Joyce R. Laiosa


University at Albany


Fall 2011


An introductory survey of literature for young adults (ages 13-18), with an emphasis on authors from the latter half of the twentieth-century. Includes a discussion of the characteristics, needs, and reading interests of teenagers, a critical study of the literature, an overview of basic selection tools and practice in booktalking, as well as an introduction to the basic skills in accessing electronic resources on young adult literature.

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