500 Great Books for Teens by Anita Silvey

By Anita Silvey

If you're looking for a e-book to provide to a teenage reader, this is the reference you have been looking forward to. formerly, there is been no authorized advisor to what is reliable, undesirable, or detached within the flood of books coming off the presses within the scorching new classification of young-adult publishing. If it really is actual that you simply cannot pass judgement on a booklet by means of its conceal, it really is very true for teenager books, as publishers take target at a brand new classification of readers. The books land on cabinets with no heritage, and so there isn't any usual during which to pass judgement on them.

Anita Silvey, one of many country's best experts on books for adolescents, has interviewed teenage readers everywhere in the state and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books released within the final 5 years. the result's this important and extremely readable advisor for folks, lecturers, librarians, booksellers, interpreting teams, and naturally kids themselves.

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To create this grueling account, Philbrick relied heavily on the recently discovered account of the youngest member of that crew and one of the eight survivors, fourteen-year-old Thomas Nickerson. Hence the excitement of whaling and the plight of the crew seem quite true to the way an adolescent would experience them. Philbrick never loses sight of telling a good tale or yarn, and by the end of this true story, readers understand completely how the story of the Essex inspired the greatest whaling novel of all time, Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

His parents and their eight children lived in one-room shacks and tents; when Jiménez was in junior high, they all were caught by the INS and sent back to Mexico. However, in time they acquired visas and returned legally. The Circuit, originally called "Harvest of Hope: Life of a Migrant Child," presents in a dozen stories a chronicle of the 1940s. It has often been compared to The Grapes of Wrath but has been told from the Mexican-American point of view. " In The Circuit, told powerfully in the first person, readers feel the pain and confusion of a young boy.

But it speaks to all who have felt themselves outcasts, alienated from their peers. In the end, the story affirms the human spirit and the ability of the individual to rise above adversity, no matter how emotionally painful. JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE My Side of the Mountain 12–14 • Dutton • 1959 • 177 pp. NEWBERY HONOR For almost half a century, Jean Craighead George's My Side of the Mountain has fired the imagination of young readers wondering if they could survive in the wilderness. Sam Gribley leaves his New York City home with a penknife, a cord, an ax, a flint and steel, and some money to try to live on his family's property in the Catskill Mountains.

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