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Cyclopedia of young adult authors

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Clairton Public Library Reference R 810.9 A141 vol. 1
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Clairton Public Library Reference R 810.9 F731 vol. 2
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Clairton Public Library Reference R 810.9 N787 vol. 3
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Whitehall Public Library Reference Collection REF 809.303 C992y v.1
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Whitehall Public Library Reference Collection REF 809.303 C992y v.2
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Whitehall Public Library Reference Collection REF 809.303 C992y v.3
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Summary
Authors always have written books that appealed to young adult readers, but it was not until the mid-twentieth century that a group of authors began to target young adults as the audience for their books. Since that time, a group of authors has emerged who write for the young adult reader. While all of this has been taking place, there remain classic novels written for adults that have found a permanent home in the school curriculum and continue to appeal to the interests of young adults. What has evolved is a body of literature written for young adults or appealing to young adults that has true literary merit. Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors offers young adult readers a way to appreciate the lives and works of this special group of fiction writers. From the basic appreciation of 250 authors' lives and works, the editors have constructed a multifaceted reference book for young adults to use in the library. The addition of informative sidebars provides explanations of concepts, terms, awards, professions, places, and other topics readers encounter in the author essays. Adding 4-color photos, graphics, and other illustration in a colorful page design creates an interactive book that lends itself to class assignments, reference, or browsing.
Contents
v. 1. A-For
v.2. For-Nix
v. 3. Nol-Z.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Salem Press has published an alphabetically arranged set containing 251 author profiles for young adult readers. Though emphasis is on writers within the young adult tradition, authors such as Jane Austen, Daniel Defoe, and William Faulkner are also covered. Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors 0 originated as a resource on authors for the subscription database NoveList. Each volume begins with a table of contents , 0 which lists the names of the authors included only in that particular volume.\b \b0 A detailed subject index is found at the end of each volume, which includes the authors' book titles as well as sidebar topics and terms. For each included author, from Joan Abelove0 to Paul Zindel,0 ready-reference information includes birth date and place and, where appropriate, death date and place; official Web site; and a list of major works. An opening paragraph provides a brief description of the author's impact on young adult literature, followed by a discussion of the author's life, awards, works, and the themes that flow through the writings. There are no lists of resources for further reading. Each three-page entry has at least two full-color illustrations and two sidebars, which elaborate on terms ( Apartheid,0 Protagonist0 , Samurai0 ); historical events; film adaptations; individuals; literary topics ( Historical fiction, Local-color writing,0 Phoenix Award 0 ); aspects of the writers' lives; and more. Sometimes the relevance of the sidebar topics seems slight. For example, the entry for Nancy Werlin includes a sidebar for computer engineer, her father's profession. Words, phrases, and names within an entry that are sidebar topics are highlighted in colored type, with page-number references provided in flags of corresponding colors in the margins. The use of color to indicate cross-references is just one example of the set's strong graphic elements. Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors0 is a worthwhile resource for upper-elementary and middle-school through ninth-grade libraries. Its concise coverage of the included authors' lives and works makes for easy access for the novice researcher. However, the price may be a drawback for smaller libraries. --Carol Sue Harless Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Young adult literature, American -- Encyclopedias.
Young adult literature, English -- Encyclopedias.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Authors, English -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher Pasadena :Salem Press,2005
Contributors Salem Press.
Language English
Description 3 volumes (xiv, 756 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1587652064 (set : alk. paper)
1587652072 (vol. 1 : alk. paper)
1587652080 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)
1587652099 (vol. 3 : alk. paper)
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