Tuesday, March 29, 2011

November 1994: Young Adult "Problem Novels"

Question: What are some of the best Young Adult “Problem Novels”?

Answer: “Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of the Young Adult Problem Novel” by Aileen Pace Nilsen:

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967, Viking).
Paul Zindel’s The Pigman (1968, HarperCollins).
Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974, Pantheon).
Robert Lipsyte’s The Contender (1967, HarperCollins).
John Donovan’s I’ll Get There, It Better Be Worth the Trip (1969, Harper Collins).
M.E. Kerr’s Dinkey Hocker Shoots Smack! (1972, Harper Collins).
Alice Childress’ A Hero Ain’t Nothing But a Sandwich (1973, Putrnam).

Source: School Library Journal, April 1994.

Title: “This World of English.” Ed. C. Anne Webb. English Journal (November 1994), 109-110.

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