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A Brief History of Young Adult Literature

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    A century of Purity with a Few Passions

    -(1678): The Pilgrim's Progress. Before 1800 the books for kids were pure and uncensore; they were religious. -1800s literature remain pure but with a hint of new posibilities for humans in earth.
  • Sunday and Adult School Union

    Sunday and Adult School Union
    • Began a spiritual and practical movement in Philadelphia called de Sunday and Adult School Union.
    -1830: The school offered lessons for religion in adittion of the basic clases kids were taking for carrer porpous.
  • Youth Library

    Youth Library
    Brooklyn's Apprentince Library Association established a Youth Library were kids over 12 were allowed one hour a week once a week.
  • Public Libraries

    Public Libraries
    -1731: Benjamin Franklin suggested of a Literary Club to share their book with other members. That is how the First Subscription library was founded.
    1826- NY governer urged that using school buildings they bild public libraries.
    1863- There were 1,000 public libraries in all US because mayors and governors followed the idea of the NY governor.
  • First Domestic Novel

    First Domestic Novel
    • The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner. Became one of the fourth most widely read books. -1855: Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher lamenting the state of American Literature refering to the Domestic Novels.
  • Library on Saturdays

    Library on Saturdays
    Milwaukee School Commissione Increase A Lapham provided a library that opens on Satudays and said hat school sould spend 10 cents a year for books.
  • Dime Novels

    Dime Novels
    • They were consider a miracle for men. They cost a 10 cents.
    • Erastus and Irwin republished Ann S. Stephen's Malaeksa and sold 65,000. -Oct: MOst popular dime novel was Seth Jones; or The Captives of the Frontier sold 60,000 copies the first day. -1876- Issued a Library Journal where librarians discussed their hate for dime novels and its inmorality.
  • Horatio Alger

    Horatio Alger
    • He wrote about broken homes; romantic fantasies.
    • He was a minister in Massachussetts for two years and was accused of sodomy and then moves to NY and began writing. -1867- Oliver optic bought Alger's book Ragged Dick and published it a year later and his work got labeled "Rags to Respectability".
  • Louisa May Alcott

    Louisa May Alcott
    • She wrote about happy family life; harsh and honest.
    • Agreed to a suggestion from Robert Brtohers to write a Girl's Book. -1868- - The Girl's Book got published; Little Woman. -1869- Louisa published the second part of Little Woman.
  • Domestic Novel: St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

    Domestic Novel: St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
    • became popular and was limited to 100,000. -Literary touch the American lanscape.
  • Books by Union

    Books by Union
    • 1870-1880: The Union began creating books for people. The had to be approve by a relagious board. The books reflected morals for the readers to learn and practice.
    • Shortly after began the Domestic Novels and Dime Novels that made the Union lost readers.
  • No Fiction in libraries

    No Fiction in libraries
    American Librarie Association discussed the "Novel Reading" especially by young people, ans some said they didn't permit fiction.
  • Melvil Dewey created the Journal for Librarians

    Melvil Dewey created the Journal for Librarians
    -Created the first professional Journal for Librarians.
    -1884: Columbia COllegue founded the first school of Library Economy under Deweys lidership.
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    From the Safetyu of Romance to the Beinning of Realism

  • The Changing English Classrooms

    The Changing English Classrooms
    -1911: A new list of books suible for students was made by Wilbur W. Hatfield.
    -1860: Harvard included Shakespear and Milton's Comus in he examinations to enter college.
    -1894: The Committee of Ten on Secondary School Studies accepted English as a discipline in the shools.
  • High School Libraries

    High School Libraries
    National Education Association committee began standardize H.S Libraries.
  • Book- of -the- Month Club and Literary Guild

    Book- of -the- Month Club and Literary Guild
    -Began the Book of the Month Club
    -1927- Began the Literary Guild.
  • Arguments on what students shoul read.

    Arguments on what students shoul read.
    • There were arguments of what students prefer to read and Carleton Washburne and Mabel Voguel created Winnetka Graded Book. They presented a list of books that ere not sutible for studens.
  • Study method for students.

    Study method for students.
    Nancy Coryell's study sais that the ïntensive"method showed lack of interest to literature than the ëxtensive"method where students read assigned works faster.
  • Girls' Books and Boys' Books

    Girls' Books and Boys' Books
    • Teachers and librerians thought that girl's book were inferior to boys books. -1908: The Girls' Book, said by Franklin T. Baker, were weak.
    • two year later Clara Whitehill Hunt said they were mediocre.
  • Junior or Juvinel Novel

    Junior or Juvinel Novel
    • The term Junior or Juvenile was first applied to let the Hurricane Roar by Rose Wilder Lane difference from childrens books.
  • Lou LaBrant's Study and estableshment of Young Adult Literature

    Lou LaBrant's Study and estableshment of Young Adult Literature
    • Revealed that when sudents are free to read what the choose, they read more and improve their literature taste.
    • Profesor Dora V. Smith established the cpourse in adolescent literature so teachers educate themselfs.
  • Rise of Paperbacks

    Rise of Paperbacks
    -The paperbacks entered the mass market.
    -1951- Sales reached 230 millions paperbacks anually.
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    From certainty to Uncertainty

  • YA choices

    YA choices
    • George W. Norvell said that YA choices of free reading rarely were the same books tat more traditional teachers prefer.
  • Bibliotherapy

    -Bibliotherapy became ordinary in education journals. The books started to help people with physhological problems.
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    James Bond , Aent 007 Book

    • Both Adults and YA were fascinated by the James Bond, Agent 007 Book. Because of the exctment and action that made everything look real. -1951: The Cathcher in the Rye by J.D. Saliner. It is the most censored book in schools and for many YA is the most realistic book.
  • Rise of the Criicism of YA Literature.

    Rise of the Criicism of YA Literature.
    Dwight L. Burton wrote the irst criticism for YA novels. He ave judments and appreciation.
  • More attention to teens

    More attention to teens
    • The librarians give more attention to teenagers and their book choices.
  • Paperbacks became part of YA lives.

    Paperbacks became part of YA lives.
  • African Americans

    African Americans
    -Questions about African Amerians Civil Rights began. In Virginia 13 African American students entered to a main library and refused o leave.
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    Chances allong YA Literature were made by teachers and librarians.
  • Changes and Growth in YA literature

    Changes and Growth in YA literature
    -Writters ignored the rules that limited them to write stories and that helped Stanly B. Kegler and Sthephen Dunnin to write "books of Acceptable quality longpass mediocre books.
  • Teachers interest in YA Literature

    Teachers interest in YA Literature
    The International Reading Association published the Journal of Adolescents and Adult Lieracy.
    They review YA books and represents the teachers interesed in readin at the secondary level.
  • G. Robert Carlsen published a book

    G. Robert Carlsen published a book
    • Books and the Teenage Readers. Brouht national attention and respect for adolescent literature.
  • Assembly on literature for Adolescents

    Assembly on literature for Adolescents
    English teachers gather at the National Concil of Teachers f English anunual conference and formed an Assembly on Literaure for Adolescents of NCTE.
  • Reason not Emoion

    Reason not Emoion
    Elaine Simpson espresses the frustration about the way new YA books are bein recieved.
  • VOYA ( Voice of Youth Advocates)

    Is esablished by Dorothy Broderick and Mary K. Chelon as a library publication separarin YA literature from childern's.
  • Literatue for Today's Young Adults

    Literatue for Today's Young Adults
    Scott Foresman published, Literaure for Today's Young Adults by Ken Donelson and Allen Nilsen.