Class Power Point:

Required Reading
  • Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly

Recommended Reading

For a history of YA lit, read: Cart, Michael. From Romance to Realism: 50 Years of Growth and Change in Young Adult Literature.

Classics of YA Lit
  • Daly, Maureen. Seventeenth Summer. (1942)
  • Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. (1951)
  • Golding, William. The Lord of the Flies. (1954)
  • Knowles, John. A Separate Peace. (1960)
  • Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders. (1967)
  • Head, Ann. Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1968)
  • Donovan, John. I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip. (1969)
  • Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War. (1974)
  • Blume, Judy. Forever. (1975)
  • Garden, Nancy. Annie On My Mind.
  • Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels. (1988)
  • Block, Francesca Lia. Weetzie Bat. (1989)
  • Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. (1997)