Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests (Genreflecting Advisory Series)
230 pages • 7 x 10
This book is an essential guide for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction—a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards.
Too frequently, a "good" book is equated with a work of fiction. Surprisingly, nonfiction is the preferred genre for many teen readers today, both male and female; and the number of nonfiction titles being published for young adult readers has exploded. From true adventure and true crime to sports, life stories, and how-tos, informational books are a big hit with teen readers, and educators promote them as a great way to enhance learning.
Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests presents approximately 450 fresh nonfiction titles annotated and organized into genre areas to address the reading interests of today's teens, covering everything from adventure to history, sports, life stories, and how-to.
Authored by a member of the first committee for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, this essential guide will help librarians, teachers, and parents find appealing materials for readers interested in nonfiction. The book offers expert guidance on reading levels and provides a list of fiction readalikes at the end of each chapter. It also identifies award-winning books and spotlights titles that appeal to specific groups, such as adult books that teens will enjoy, and books that are ideal for reluctant readers.