This unique volume--focusing on the world of literature as a major untapped resource for understanding and working with youth--emphasizes young readers’needs and tastes as well as educators’/clinicians’needs.
Table of Contents
Youth and Literature: Issues and Opportunities
Challenges to Young Readers’ Freedom of Choice
Adolescent Attitudes and Response to Literature
New Wine for Old Bottles: Picture Books for the Adolescent Reader
Uses of Poetry and Adolescent Literature in Therapy for Adolescents
Portrayals of Children and Youth in Literature
Changing Images in Books for Young People
The Portrayal of Disabled Children in Recent British and American Fiction for Young People
Concepts of Child Care in the Novels of Charles Dickens
Youth and Their Parents in Literature
The Stereotyped Parent
The Portrayal of the Black Mother in Fiction for Children and Adolescents
The Image of Fathers in Popular Adolescent Fiction
Death and Bereavement in Young People’s Literature
Death, Youth and Literature
Vivienne: An Essay-Review
Madam Mope: The Bereaved Child in Bronte’s Jane Eyre
Literature for Youth Development: Implications for Practice
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