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More Than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults

More Than a Game: Sports Literature for Young Adults (Hardback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismChildren's literature studies: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 20/11/2003 ISBN-13: 9780810849006  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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