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* the list of recommended books published by alan each year includes approximately fifty titles that are highly recommended and are widely available. alan is the oldest magazine in the world devoted to children’s literature; it was founded in 1920 and the current edition, with its alan review , is published by oxford university press. among the main themes of alan are its interest in general education, its concern with social-political issues, its focus on the health and well-being of young people, and its strong advocacy of social responsibility and tolerance. for example, the magazine is not afraid to criticize the commercialization of children’s literature or to advocate books that are more critical of society than the usual children’s literature. on a more personal level, the editors of alan are personal friends of the authors of many of the books that are recommended. for instance, the list of recommended books this year includes a book by one of alan’s booklist editors, the late tom shaw, and another by the author of this book, robert silverberg.
* another important source of book recommendations is the booklist , the oldest magazine of its kind in the world. a monthly magazine, it is published by ala and features general-interest nonfiction and fiction as well as books for young readers. in addition to the annual alan review , which is published by oxford university press, the booklist publishes a bi-monthly booklist , which is devoted to recommended children’s literature. the booklist is the most important source for teachers and librarians of ya literature because it is the only ya listing in the general magazine in which books for young adults appear in separate lists of recommended literature for students. all book reviews appearing in the booklist are intended for students and teachers. the booklist is distributed to more than three million households. it is also distributed to public school and university libraries; members of the american library association, the children’s book council, the association of college and research libraries, and the national science teachers association also receive copies of the booklist .the booklist is published in print form as well as online.
kevin link recommends that we incorporate some material on the english learner in our introductory and intermediate courses so that our students learn how to teach themselves some basic english. he writes, “many esl students are also students of culture and thus appreciate learning what their world looks like through a lens of english. a focus on culture, society and life in general can help the majority of esl students understand the value of their own culture. it is often easier for them to appreciate their culture when they begin to explore it through a new language and understand what they are learning” (p. 33). patricia regan recommends that we look at texts from other parts of the world and ask our students to find analogues in their own lives. she believes that this will help them become more sensitive to the needs of others and more thoughtful about what is important to them. she writes, “to discover this, it is helpful to find (perhaps in a non-english-speaking country) a culture in which one can participate and compare with one’s own. this comparison could include a rural or urban community, rich or poor, rich in traditional culture and/or modern culture” (p. 33). the best of young adult fiction (1992, publishers’ pr) by wendy ralston provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the ya market. this work is organized by genre and spans 20 years of ya fiction, providing a concise, informative, and entertaining overview of the genre. ralston also provides a comprehensive listing of ya books published in 1992 and 1993, with book reviews, a glossary, and a useful section on current ya fiction and film. the list of books includes an annotated list of recommended titles. the book has been reviewed in the september, 1994, classroom teacher (p. 50). 5ec8ef588b