Written for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers ,and media specialists, this Young Adult Literature text provides a fresh and exciting experience for readers as it leads them to the newest and best offerings of literature available for adolescents today. The author’s own wide reading and uncanny ability to recognize what middle school students will and should read plays out in rich text sets and authentic classroom features designed to help teachers captivate both motivated and reluctant readers. Rave Reviews “The table of contents is remarkably complete and well conceived. I’m especially thrilled to see a strong emphasis on the underserved areas in YA, namely illustrated texts and graphic novels, drama, poetry and nonfiction.” -Karen Coats , Illinois State University Take a Peek Inside& Text sets sprinkled throughout the chapterlist a breadth of contemporary book choices for readers to experience and share with their own classrooms. Author Spotlightsare extended interviews that give readers a personal look at how authors think about writing, books, cultural influences, book awards, and the rewards and challenges of writing successful young adult literature In the Fieldfeatures share how young adult literature is being used in authentic classrooms . Technology Linkspresent innovative ways the internet can be used to promote engagement with and dialogue about literature. Audio book featuresidentify books available on tape so teachers can create rich listening opportunities for readers. Books on Film featuresappear when appropriate to highlight books that are also available in film versions. Meet the Author Dr. Ernie Bond, Carnegie Foundation's 2007 Maryland Professor of the Year, has long been an advocate for providing diverse literary experiences for young readers. He has presented around the world on issues related to young adult literature. Dr. Bond has served on the Outstanding International Book committee (USBBY) and helped create the Green Earth Book Awards. He also reviews tradebooks for journals including SLJ and Bookbird. Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor at Salisbury UniversBond, Ernest L. is the author of 'Literature and the Young Adult Reader', published 2009 under ISBN 9780131116955 and ISBN 0131116959.