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Realism In Young Adult Literature : Criteria And Analysis, Maryjo Barnett Chinn Jan 1982

Realism In Young Adult Literature : Criteria And Analysis, Maryjo Barnett Chinn

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This paper will study realism in young adult literature, focusing specifically on those books in which young adults accept parenting roles. First, professional literature about realism will be reviewed from a· historical perspective, then criteria for realism will be examined. New criteria will be synthesized and applied to six novels. An annotated bibliography of novels in which young adults accept parenting roles will be presented.