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American children's literature -- study and teaching

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The Use Of Junior Historical Fiction In The Classroom, Darlene Pelinka Aug 1972

The Use Of Junior Historical Fiction In The Classroom, Darlene Pelinka

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The use of American historical fiction in an eighth grade social studies or language arts class has not been fully explored, so its literary and social science value is questionable. In order to establish its worth and methods for its use, research into desirable 1iterary goals for adolescents, implications and purposes of historical fiction in general and for youth in particular, a bibliography of novels, and an evaluative survey of specific novels written for youth needed to be done.

The research indicates that some critics believe that most junior novels have little to offer youth and that they are poorly ...