Life Is Tough: Guys, Growing Up, and Young Adult Literature (Studies in Young Adult Literature 15)

Life Is Tough: Guys, Growing Up, and Young Adult Literature (Studies in Young Adult Literature 15)

By: Rachelle Lasky Bilz (author)Hardback

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This book provides librarians, educators, and parents with the information they need to recognize the different kinds of young adult fiction available for boys. These books can then be suggested to young men as aids in navigating adolescence, pleasure (or free reading assignment) reading, and tools to improve literacy. The annotated bibliographies are helpful to young adults looking for a good read.

About Author

Rachelle Lasky Bilz is head librarian at Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Wilson College and a master's degree in library science from Kent State University. She has been a book reviewer for Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) since 1995 and has published several articles on young adult literature. An avid bibliophile, she lives in Oberlin with her husband, John. They have two daughters.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1: The Classics: Heroes and Archetypes Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Contemporary Young Adult Novels: Martyrs and Misfits Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Coming-of-Age Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Conflict and Survival: War, Sports, and Nature Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Choices and Consequences Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Sexual Issues Chapter 9 Chapter 7: The Teenager's World: Family and Friends Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Mentors and Role Models Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Conclusion Chapter 12 Selected Bibliography Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810850552
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780810850552
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 0810850559

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