Ch 15: Young Adult Literature Overview

About This Chapter

View this chapter's lessons and get an overview of young adult literature. Review the themes of well-known works of literary fiction, and test yourself by taking short self-assessment quizzes.

Young Adult Literature Overview - Chapter Summary

Check out a book summary and information about the author of Twilight, biography and awards of S.E. Hinton, and other types of young adult literature in this chapter of brief lessons. Challenge yourself by answering quiz questions at the end. You will also study the following subjects in this chapter:

  • Topics and themes contemporary young adult fiction
  • Major works of young adult literature
  • Summary and characteristics of The Kite Runner
  • Characters and author of Harry Potter

The lessons and quizzes are self-paced. Plus, the chapter is mobile-friendly. Send any questions you have about the lessons or quizzes to the instructors.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Young Adult Literature Overview
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Young Adult Literature: Major Works & Their Cultural Impact

1. Young Adult Literature: Major Works & Their Cultural Impact

Young adult literature is designed to appeal to young readers. This lesson will discuss some major works of young adult literature along with their cultural impact. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Contemporary Young Adult Fiction: Topics, Themes & Place

2. Contemporary Young Adult Fiction: Topics, Themes & Place

Young adult literature has grown and expanded in the last 50 years. In this lesson, you'll learn about the topics, themes, and places that appear in young adult fiction, and you'll have a chance to test your understanding with a short quiz.

S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards

3. S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards

Young adult literature wouldn't be what it is today without S.E. Hinton, whose beloved novels expanded the genre from light romance stories to real-life struggles of the teenage experience. Find out more about Hinton's life, her body of work and the awards she's received, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Kite Runner: Summary, Characters & Themes

4. The Kite Runner: Summary, Characters & Themes

The Kite Runner is a contemporary novel set in Afghanistan that has drawn equal amounts of praise and controversy. In this lesson, you'll learn about the main characters, the main ideas, and get a summary of the crucial events.

Harry Potter: Characters, Author & Facts

5. Harry Potter: Characters, Author & Facts

If you don't know who Harry Potter is, you might just be a muggle. Not to worry, though, because in this lesson you'll have the chance to meet the author of the series, along with some of her characters, who have captivated readers for nearly two decades.

Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author

6. Twilight: Book Summary, Theme & Author

Twilight is one of the most popular young adult fantasy novels within recent years. With film adaptations, fan-fiction, and a huge following of teen girls, it is easily tagged a cultural phenomenon. This lesson will give a brief overview of the book's plot and major themes, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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