ALAN Volume 21, Number 2 - Table of Contents

ALAN v21n2 - Table of Contents

Volume 21, Number 2
Winter 1994

Table of Contents

1 From The (New) Editor Patricia P. Kelly

2 America's Designated Victims: Our Creative Young

Author discusses insights she gained from writing The Drowning of Stephan Jones
Bette Greene

5 Understanding Adolescent Homophobia: An Interview with Bette Greenee

Bette Green and Lynne Alvine explore the writing of Stephan Jones
Lynne Alvine

10 Homophobia: The Theme of the Novel, Jack

Teacher describes how she used the novel, Jack , to help her students understand the problems of homosexuals
Nan Phifer

12 Visions of Peace Through Literature

Award winning writer presents the case for living in peace
Marion Dane Bauer

14 Death in the Classroom

Novels that deal with death can help students cope with death in their own lives
Marvin Hoffman

18 Thin Books, Big Problems: Realism and the Reluctant Teen Reader

Short, well-written, realistic fiction is the key to capturing the non-reading teenager's attention
Patrick Jones

29 Using Young Adult Problem Fiction and Nonfiction To Produce Critical Readers

A class reads fiction dealing with personal problems, then researches the problems to judge the accuracy of the portrayal in fiction
Joan Kaywell

33 Using Literature and Technology To Relieve Adolescent Problems

Students prepare bookmarks, information pamphlets, and hypercards related to the books
Sharon Hurwitz

34 Duel at High Noon: A Replay of Cormier's Works

Cormier is seen as dealing not just with immediate adolescent concerns but issues of power and politics
Kathy Neal Headley

36 High-School Reading and Junior-High Hope:
The Tom Sawyer Solution

Creative and enthusiastic about reading, Tom Sawyer represents both the problem of teenage disinterest in reading and the solution to the problem
Steven VandeStaay

41 YA Literature Trivia


ALAN Connection

21 THE BOOK CONNECTION Virginia Monseau and Gary Salvner, editors
39 THE CENSORSHIP CONNECTION Nancy McCracken, editor
42 THE LIBRARY CONNECTION Betty Carter, editor
46 THE PUBLISHER CONNECTION M. Jerry Weiss, editor
48 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

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

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