Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) (Hardcover)
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1. Introduction: Young Adults, Reading, and Young Adult Reading.- 2. Reading in School.- 3. Misreading the Classics: Gender, Genre, and Agency in YA Romance.- 4. "Dreaming Themselves into Existence" Reading and Race.- 5. Magic, Prophetic, and Sacred Books: Making Communities of Readers.- 6. Reading, Resistance, and Political Agency.- 7. Epilogue: Reading Reading in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
About the Author
Elisabeth Rose Gruner teaches English at the University of Richmond, USA, where she has served as Director of the First-Year Seminar Program and Academic Advising Resource Center as well as Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences. Her research has been published in various journals and edited collections.