More than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults

More than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults


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More than a Game is a comprehensive overview of adolescent sports literature, its history, and contemporary trends in the field. Sports are a prominent part of American culture, and the growth of sports literature reflects America's passion for sports and athletes. This reference explains why sports literature for young adults deserves space in libraries, bookstores, and in secondary English classrooms. Additional chapters cover the history of young adult sports literature, sport in fiction and nonfiction, sports literature for young women, and the representation of coaches in young adult novels. Teachers, librarians and readers will appreciate the extensive booklists-more than 3000 sports titles-and additional reference sources to sports and sports literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810849006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Series: Studies in Young Adult Literature Series , #13
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Chris Crowe is a professor of English at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where he specializes in young adult literature. He has served as the Chair for ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) and is the prolific author of many articles, short stories, and other works.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Is There a Place for Sports Literature? Chapter 5 2. From the Schoolroom to the Playing Field: A History of Young Adult Sports Literature Chapter 6 3. Young Adult Sports Fiction: More Than Just Game Stories Chapter 7 4. Young Adult Sports Nonfiction and Poetry Chapter 8 5. Sports Literature for Young Women Chapter 9 6. Coaches in Young Adult Sports Fiction Chapter 10 Resources on Sports and Sports Literature: An Introduction to the Appendixes Chapter 11 Appendix A: For Further Reading Chapter 12 Appendix B: Thousands of Young Adult Sports Books Classified by Gender, Sport, and Other Categories Chapter 13 Appendix C: Chris Crowe's Top 100 Young Adult Sports Books of All Time Chapter 14 Appendix D: Sports Literature and Related Topics on the Internet Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

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