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Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature : Reading between the Sheets

By: Gillis, Bryan.
Contributor(s): Simpson, Joanna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in Young Adult Literature: Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015Description: 1 online resource (195 p.).ISBN: 9781442246881.Subject(s): Sex in literature | Sex role in literature | Teenagers -- Sexual behavior | Young adult fiction -- History and criticism | Young adult literature -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature : Reading between the SheetsDDC classification: 809.9335380835 | 809/.9335380835 LOC classification: PN1009.5.S48 G55 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Adolescent Identity Development; 2 A Brief History of Sex Education in American Schools; 3 Sexual Content and the Canon; 4 Sexual Content in the Early Days of Young Adult Fiction: 1950s-1980s; 5 Sex and Romance in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction; 6 Sexual Content in Young Adult Romance; 7 Sexual Content in Realistic Contemporary Young Adult Fiction; 8 The Censorship of Young Adult Fiction; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors
Summary: <span><span>This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens.</span></span>
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Adolescent Identity Development; 2 A Brief History of Sex Education in American Schools; 3 Sexual Content and the Canon; 4 Sexual Content in the Early Days of Young Adult Fiction: 1950s-1980s; 5 Sex and Romance in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction; 6 Sexual Content in Young Adult Romance; 7 Sexual Content in Realistic Contemporary Young Adult Fiction; 8 The Censorship of Young Adult Fiction; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors

<span><span>This volume examines adolescent sexuality and how it is represented in young adult literature. The authors show how sexual content in such books can contribute to a richer and more fulfilling reading experience for teens.</span></span>

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In this volume, Gillis and Simpson (both, Kennesaw State Univ.) try to do too many things for different audiences and as a result do not adequately analyze the topic outlined by the title. In the first chapters, the authors provide a general overview of adolescent development, with some attention to sexuality, and an overview of sex education in school. In the third chapter, "Sex and the Canon," they discuss sexual content in regularly taught works of literature (such as Romeo and Juliet) and take up the difficulty, due to the immaturity of students and/or to conservative parents (or teachers) who might be offended by the lesson plan, of addressing this material in the classroom. The remaining chapters consider genres and describe various YA titles that have sexual content. Nothing in these final chapters seems tied to the description of adolescence or formal sex education put forth by the authors, and the focus of each chapter is so broad that the book's intent is not clear. Neither a work of literary criticism nor an extended bibliography for educators, this title suffers from lack of development and purpose. Summing Up: Optional. Comprehensive collections only. --June Michele Pulliam, Louisiana State University

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