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Writers for young adults

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 1 Library 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction YA 920 WRIT v.1,c.1
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 920 WRIT v.1,c.1
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction YA 920 WRIT v.2,c.1
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 920 WRIT v.2,c.1
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction YA 920 WRIT v.3,c.1
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 920 WRIT v.3,c.1
 
 
Summary
Created with the young adult in mind, the 129 writers covered in this work include a mix of contemporary favourites like Judy Blume, S.E. Hinton and Lawrence Yep, and classic authors like Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe and Carl Sandburg.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Covering writers from Joan Aiken to Paul Zindel, this set presents essays on 129 authors. Though most of the writers are contemporary, a few "classic" authors are included, such as Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain. The essays are written for the "rather bright seventh, eighth, or ninth grader." Entries, about 2,500 words in length, are alphabetically arranged and accompanied by photographs of the writers being discussed. Each discussion has its own unique format, as determined by the individual contributor. Generally, brief biographical information is followed by discussion of the writer's work and a selected bibliography of works by and about the writer. The bibliographies are not always current. For example, the most recent Avi titles that are listed were published in 1994, though Avi has written a number of books since then. Sidebars provide vocabulary definitions, additional data related to the text, references to related works, and information on contacting the writer. Some essays include interviews conducted by the contributor, comments from teenage readers about the writer, and historical or literary facts about the writer's accomplishments. Following the list of contributors, found in volume 3 after the last entry, one finds two indexes: the category index, which references book titles according to subjects, such as mystery or humor; and a general index, which provides title, subject, and author listings. This collection covers far fewer authors than Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers [RBB Jl 95]. All but a handful are covered in Gale's Something about the Author series. The Scribner set may be more accessible to younger readers, since it is written specifically for a young audience. In fact, although the publisher recommends this set for grades seven through nine, it is more appropriate for upper-elementary-and middle-school-age levels. Recommended for school and public libraries as a supplement to standard sources."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Young adult literature, American -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Young adult literature, English -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, English -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, American.
Authors, English.
Young adult literature.
Publisher New York :Charles Scribner's Sons,1997
Contributors Hipple, Theodore W.
Language English
Description 3 volumes : portraits ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0684804743 (set)
0684804751 (v. 1)
068480476X (v. 2)
0684804778 (v. 3)
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