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Historical Fiction for Teens: A Genre Guide

Historical Fiction for Teens: A Genre Guide

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Melissa Rabey

ISBN-13: 9781591588139

324pages • 7 x 10
 2010

Teens don't read historical fiction, right? Wrong Although some teens may associate historical fiction with schoolwork, by using the genre approach, library specialists and history teachers can suggest titles that teen readers will actually enjoy. Thanks to heightened interest by both readers and publishers in historical fiction, there are now more subvarieties of this genre available than ever before. This title was written to provide guidance through this expanding category for teen librarians, teachers, and school media specialists.

In Historical Fiction for Teens: A Genre Guide, YA librarian Melissa Rabey organizes more than 300 titles by subgenre and theme?from thrills and action stories to historical fantasy. Descriptive annotations, subject lists, reading levels, and read-alikes are given for each title; award winners and titles appropriate for book clubs are noted.

This book offers a thorough exploration of historical fiction for young adults, examining popular and compelling books that illuminate the past and define the struggles faced by young people in those times.

From Arthurian legend-based tales of Elizabeth C. Wein to the American Girl series, young adult (YA) historical fiction titles are surprisingly popular. They have the unique ability to hold teen readers' interest, even with historical settings and information. Historical fiction books for young adults are like fruit-flavored vitamins for kids—they won't even realize it's good for them.


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