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Author Bodart, Joni Richards.
Title Radical reads : 101 YA novels on the edge / Joni Richards Bodart.
Pub Info Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
book jacket
 Mashpee-Children's Coll.  J OFFICE 028.5 BOD     LIB USE ONLY
Descript xix, 376 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-336) and indexes.
Contents Section one: Am I blue? to burning up -- Section two: Chinese handcuffs to forged by fire -- Section three: Give a boy a gun and nobody else has to know -- Section four: On the fringe to swallowing stones -- Section five: Taking of room 114 to wringer.
Summary A reference librarian with the Denver Public Library System, Bodart cites books that deal with edgy themes of interest to young adults, such as incest, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, sexual and physical abuse, gangs, and suicide. After full bibliographic data, she considers subject areas, characters, booktalk (a commercial to interest teens in the book), major themes and ideas, book report ideas, risks, strengths, awards, and selected reviews. A battery of indices follows.
Subject Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
Young adult fiction, American -- Bibliography.
ISBN 0810842874 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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