Young Adult Literature Suggested Reading List (Criticisms)


Abrahamson, Richard F. and Betty Carter.  “Non-fiction: The Missing Piece in the Middle.”  English Journal. January, 1991.  52-58.


Anaya, Rudolfo.  “The Censorship of Neglect.”  English Journal. September, 1992. 18-20.


Baines, Lawrence.  “From Page to Screen: When a Novel Is Interpreted for Film, What Gets Lost in the Translation?”  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 39.8, May, 1996. 612-622.


Barnhouse, Rebecca.  Recasting the Past: The Middle Ages in Young Adult Literature.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000.


Beach, Richard.  A Teacher's Introduction to Reader-Response Theories.  Urbana, ILL: NCTE, 1993.


Clement, Mary C.  If You Really Want to Help the New Teacher Next Door.”   The Clearing House. The Clearing House. September/October, 1995. 69.1. 40-41.


Donelson, Ken.  “If Kids Like It, It Can’t Be Literature.” English Journal. September, 1989. 23-26.


Ediger, Marlow.  “A Study of Valuess.”  The Clearing House. September/October, 1995.  69.1. 56-58.


Gallagher, Janice Mori.  “Pairing Adolescent Fiction with Books from the Canon.”  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 39.1. September, 1995. 8-14.


Henneberg, Susan.  “Dimensions of Failure in Reader Response.” English Journal. March, 1996. 21-25.


Isaac, Megan Lynn.  Heirs to Shakespeare: Reinventing the Bard in Young Adult Literature.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000.


Louie, Belinda Y. and Douglas H. Louie.  “Empowerment through Young Adult Literature.”  English Journal.  April, 1992.  53-56.


Mascia, Elizabeth G.  “Cyrano de Bergerac: Bringing Classics to Young Adolescents.”  English Journal.  January, 1991.  36-39.


Monseau, Virginia R. and Gary M. Salvner.  Reading Their World: The Young Adult Novel in the Classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992.


Monseau, Virginia R.  Responding to Young Adult Literature.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.


Moore, John Noell.  Interpreting Young Adult Literature: Literary Theory in the Secondary Classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.


Nugent, Susan Monroe.  “Adolescent Literature: A Transition into a Future of Reading.”  English Journal. November, 1984. 35-37.


Peck, David.  Novels of Initiation: A Guidebook for Teaching Literature to Adolescents.  New York: Teachers College P, 1989.


Perrine, Laurence.  “The Nature of Proof in the Interpretation of Poetry.”  English Journal


Probst, Robert E.  “Adolescent Literature and the English Curriculum.”  English Journal, March, 1987. 26-30.


__________.  Response and Analysis: Teaching Literature in Junior and Senior High School.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988.


__________.  “Three Relationships in the Teaching of Literature.” English Journal, Januray, 1986. 60-68.


Rakow, Susan R.  “Young Adult Literature for Honors Students?”  English Journal. January, 1991.  48-51.


Schade, Lisa.  “Demystifying the Text: Literary Criticism in the High School Classroom.  English Journal. March, 1996. 26-31.


Sebesta, Sam L.  and Dianne Monson and Helene Senn.  “A Hierarchy to Assess Reader Response.”  Journal of Reading. 38.6, March, 1995.  444-450. 


Small, Robert C. Jr.  “The Junior Novel and the Art of Literature.”  English Journal.  October, 1977.  56-59.


Stover, Lois Thomas.  Young Adult Literature: The Heart of the Middle School Curriculum.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.


Stringer, Sharon A.  Conflict and Connection: The Psychology of Young Adult Literature.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.


Teasley, Alan B. and Ann Wilder.  Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.


Vogel, Mark and Anna Creadick.  “Family Values and the New Adolescent Novel.”  English Journal. September, 1993.  37-42.