The Alan Review
Current Editor
Wendy Glenn wendy.glenn@uconn.edu
Volume 23, Number 1
Fall 1995


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Table of Contents

1 From The Editors
Patricia P. Kelly

2 Writing for My Life
Distinguished writer looks at the influence that being a woman has had on her life and fiction.
Sue Ellen Bridgers

8 Still Worth a Look
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in its exploration of problems and themes, is as relevant to young adults today as it was when it was written.
John S. Simmons

10 Can Anne Be Like Margot and Still Be Anne?
Adolescent Girls' Development and Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank's exploration of the contrasts between her passive sister and her own independence served as the basis for a study of the thoughts and feelings of a group of young women readers.
Linda Irwin-DeVitis and Beth Benjamin

16 Ellen at the Ball: Ellen Foster as a Cinderella Tale
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons parallels in many ways the story of Cinderella and so touches on themes of neglect and abuse.
Melinda L.Franklin

19 Too Real for Fiction: Abortion Themes in YA Literature
Few YA novels explore the issues surrounding abortion, but there is some nonfiction relevant to young readers.
Denise C. Banker

23 YA Literature Trivia

Answers

24 Choosing Books for Today's Women
Novels by Lynn Hall, the Cleavers, and Cynthia Voigt present the strong female characters needed by today's young readers.
Mary Louise Maples and Betty Dean Newman

38 Outside Looking In: Representations of Gay and Lesbian Experiences in the Young Adult Novel
Although young adult literature in general has tended to ignore gay adolescents and a few books have presented negative stereotypes, a number of recent novels have taken a more positive approach.
Nancy St. Clair

44 At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature
Erickson presents an annotated list of recent fiction that focuses on the roles that homes play in the diverse cultures in this country and teaching activities to go with that fiction.
Bonnie O. Erickson

60 The Publisher Connection
Here to Stay: Recorded Young Adult Literature

ALAN Executive Secretary introduces us to a new development in YA literature: the recorded book.
Ted Hipple

62 Is Anybody There


ALAN Connection

29 THE BOOK CONNECTION Virginia Monseau and Gary Salvner, editors
48 THE RESEARCH CONNECTION Pamela Sissi Carroll, editor
56 THE LIBRARY CONNECTION Betty Carter, editor
60 THE PUBLISHER CONNECTION M. Jerry Weiss, editor
63 THE MEMBERSHIP CONNECTION Kay Parks Bushman, editor

Published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, National Council of Teachers of English, three times a year (fall, fall, spring). Member of NCTE Affiliate Information Exchange Agreement. Editorial offices are at the Office of the Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Radford University, Radford, Virginia 24142. Printed by the Virginia Tech Printing Services. Cover Design by Ann Hardell, Blacksburg, Virginia. Cover Printing by Virginia Tech Printing Services.

Contributions of the following kind are solicited: Articles on YA literature and/or teaching of it; papers presented at meetings; abstracts of studies (dissertations included); summaries of surveys; reports from meetings, bibliographies on selected topics (YA books or professional articles).

Articles should usually be no more than twelve double-spaced typed pages and should be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope to which stamps are clipped. The author's name and affiliation should not appear on the manuscript. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged promptly.

For more complete information on submitting manuscripts, send for Instructions for Authors, ALAN Review.

Subscription rates are $15 per year in the U.S. and $19 per (U.S. funds) in other countries. Membership applications and renewals should be sent to ALAN c/o NCTE, Attn. William Subick, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801. For information contact NCTE at 217/328-3870.


CO-EDITORS

Patricia P. Kelly
Virginia Tech

Robert C. Small, Jr.
Radford University

COLUMN EDITORS

The Library Connection
Betty Carter
Texas Woman's University

The Publisher Connection
M. Jerry Weiss
Jersey City State College

The Book Connection
Virginia Monseau
Youngstown State University

Gary Salvner
Youngstown State University

The Membership Connection
Kay Parks Bushman
Ottawa High School, Ottawa, KS

The Research Connection
Pamela Sissi Carroll
Florida State University

The Censorship Connection
Nancy McCracken
Kent State University

The Diversity Connection
Ronn Hopkins
Norfolk State University

EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD

Hugh Agee
University of Georgia

James E. Davis
Ohio University

Sally Hellman
Community College of Southern Nevada

Norma J. Livo
University of Colorado at Denver

Al Muller
East Carolina University

Carole Williams
Mehlville School District

OFFICERS

President:
Diana Mitchell
Sexton High School, Lansing, MI

Immediate Past President:
Virginia Monseau
Youngstown State University

President Elect:
Arthea "Charlie" Reed
University of North Carolina-Asheville

Executive Secretary:
Theodore W. Hipple
University of Tennessee

DIRECTORS

John H. (Jack) Bushman
University of Kansas

Patricia Campbell
Twayne Publishers

Chris Crowe
Brigham Young University

Rosemary Ingham
Belmont University

John Mason
Scholastic, Inc.

Lois Stover
Towson State University

Alan Teasley
Durham, North Carolina, Schools

Ann Wilder
Southern High School, Durham, NC

Connie Zitlow
Ohio Wesleyan University


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