The Alan Review
Editors:
Wendy Glenn, Senior Editor
Ricki Ginsberg, Assistant Editor
Danielle King, Assistant Editor
alan-review@uconn.edu
Volume 25, Number 2
Winter 1998


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Table of Contents

From the Editors
Robert Small and Patricia Kelly

Honoring All Our Stories
Erica Bauermeister

Author of guide to books by women writers and guide to books with major female characters discusses both the need for the guides and the preparation of them.

Someone Else’s Words
Rich Wallace

Author looks back at his own years as an adolescent and finds that words from songs and from friends helped him survive being a teenager.

Validating the Personal in Katherine Paterson’s Park’s Quest
Robert L. Lockhart

Lockhart brings to focus on Paterson’s novel his own experiences and emphasizes the importance of personal engagement with literature in the present as the foundation of a commitment to literature.

Lyddie and Oliver:
Instructional Framework for Linking Historical Fiction to the Classics

Janis Harmon

Writer contends that historical fiction is both popular with young readers and has much to offer them. She provides frameworks for teaching such novels and for linking them to classics from the same historical period.

A Bridge Too Far — But Why?
John Simmons

Long-time advocate of intellectual freedom considers the attacks on Newbery Award winning Bridge to Terabithia and the implication of those attacks for YA Literature.

Collage in Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat Books
Rebecca Platzner

Using the technique of collage herself, Platzner analyzes and illustrates Block’s use of that technique within and across her books.

A Dramatic Reading of Adolescent Literature
J. Lea Smith and J. Daniel Herring

Teachers combine Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop with drama to help students understand and develop skill with writing and presentation.

Exceeding Our Grasp:
An Examination of Moral Development

Edgar H. Thompson, Connie B. Blevins, and Allison Fitzgerald

Application of Kohlberg’s stages of moral development to Newbery Award winning novel reveals a character advanced in moral reasoning.

A REVIEW ESSAY

John Noell Moore’s Interpreting Young Adult Literature
S. David Gill

THE CENSORSHIP CONNECTION

A War of Words:
Lessons from a Censorship Case

Gary M. Salvner


ALAN Connection

THE BOOK CONNECTION
Gary M. Salvner, editor

THE CENSORSHIP CONNECTION
Nancy McCracken, editor

THE PUBLISHER CONNECTION
Jerry Weiss, editor

THE RETROSPECTIVE CONNECTION
Teri S. Lesesne, editor

THE TRIVIA CONNECTION
Jim Brewbaker, editor

THE MEMBERSHIP CONNECTION
Chris Crowe, editor


CO-EDITORS
Patricia P. Kelly
Virginia Tech
Robert C. Small, Jr.
Radford University

COLUMN EDITORS

The Publisher Connection
M. Jerry Weiss
Jersey City State College

The Book Connection
Gary M. Salvner
Youngstown State University

The Membership Connection
Chris Crowe
Brigham Young University

The Research Connection
Pamela Sissi Carroll
Florida State University

The Censorship Connection
Nancy McCracken
Kent State University

The Diversity Connection
Eileen Oliver
Washington State University

The Retrospective Connection
Teri S. Lesesne
Sam Houston State University

The Trivia Connection
Jim Brewbaker
Columbus State College, Georgia

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:
Lois Stover
St. Mary's College, Maryland

Immediate Past President:
Gary M. Salvner
Youngstown State University

President-elect:
Joan Kaywell
University of South Florida

Executive Secretary:
Theodore W. Hipple
University of Tennessee

DIRECTORS

Kylene Beers
Houston, Texas

Pamela Sissi Carroll
Florida State University

Michael Cart
Los Angeles, California

Ted Fabiano
Blue Valley Northwest HS, Kansas

Sara Herz
Westport, Connecticut

Rita Karr
Sykesville Middle School, Maryland

Terry Ley
Auburn University

Bill Mollineaux
Sedgwick MS, West Hartford, CT

Suzanne Reid
Emory & Henry College, Virginia

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