ALAN Volume 21, Number 3 - Table of Contents

Volume 21, Number 3
Spring 1994

Table of Contents

1 From The Editors

Young Adult Genres Other Than The Novel

2 Life, Live Theater, and the Lively Classroom

Well-known writer for young adults discusses the value of plays written for young readers, actors, and playgoers.
Sandy Asher

9 Teaching Tomorrow's Classics

Authors discuss two YA novels they predict will be classics and two that will be classics in novel and film versions.
Mary Ann Tighe and Charles Avinger

14 Film and the Young Adult Novel

Fims based on YA novels have generally failed, but films made about young adults and their problems frequently have been artistic successes.
Harold Foster

18 Teaching for Visual Literacy: 50 Great Young Adult Films

Films portraying the lives of young adults serve as the bases for a "viewer response" study of film and film-making.
Alan B. Teasley and Ann Wilder

24 Forming Connections and Awakening Visions : Using Short Story Collections in the Classroom

Recent collections of short stories written for young adults make studying the genre exciting and rewarding.
Teri S. Lesesne

Women Writers Of Young Adult Literature

27 An Adolescent's Best Friend: The Roles of Animals in Lynn Hall's Fiction

Lynn Hall's use of animals in her novels varies from background to the focus of the story and of the heroine's affections.
Joanne Brown

41 The Semicentennial of Seventeenth Summer : Some Questions and Answers

Author answers some questions about Maureen Daly's life and work.
Nancy Vogel

43 Help! Help! An Analysis of Female Victims in the Novels of Lois Duncan

Although her female victims may begin her novels as stereotypes, they rarely turn out to be.
Deborah Wilson Overstreet

47 Katherine Paterson's Lyddie : Travel Within and Beyond

Lyddie travels from farm girl to factory worker, to college student in Nineteenth Century America.
Laura Zaidman

51 Vision of Self in Katherine Paterson's Jacob Have I Loved

In Jacob Have I Loved Paterson chronicles the human search for identity.
Patricia A. Liddie

53 The "Different Truth" for Women in Sue Ellen Bridgers' Permanent Connections

Bridgers' novel explores the "coming of age" not only of teenage characters but also of two women who begin to lead their own lives.
Karen Mitchell

56 Teaching, Learning and Archetypes: Images of Instruction in Cynthia Voigt's Dicey's Song

Three different types of teachers play an important role in Voigt's novel.
Tom Albritton

70 YA Literature Trivia


ALAN Connection

23 THE BOOK CONNECTION Virginia Monseau and Gary Salvner, editors
41 THE DIVERSITY CONNECTION Ronn Hopkins, editor
46 THE LIBRARY CONNECTION Betty Carter, editor
44 THE PUBLISHER CONNECTION M. Jerry Weiss, editor
52 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, winter, 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.


Patricia P. Kelly
Virginia Tech

Robert C. Small, Jr.
Radford University


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


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


Virginia Monseau
Youngstown State University

Immediate Past President:
Betty Carter
Texas Woman's University

President Elect:
Diana Mitchell
Sexton High School, Lansing, MI

Executive Secretary:
Theodore W. Hipple
University of Tennessee


John H. (Jack) Bushman
University of Kansas

Beatrice Cain
Clemson University

Patricia Campbell
Twayne Publishers

Chris Crowe
Brigham Young University

Rosemary Ingham
Belmont University

Donald J. Kenney
Virginia Tech

John Mason
Scholastic, Inc.

Gary Salvner
Youngstown State University

Lois Stover
Towson State University

Alan Teasley
Durham, North Carolina, Schools