Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teenagers--Books and reading; Literature--Study and teaching; Paperbacks


Within the scope of this paper then, the writer will present a survey of research to support the opinion already stated that books can be used as an aid to direct the adolescent in his search for maturity. Selected books will be presented illustrating the movement of their characters through the developmental tasks leading to that maturity. This paper also will include an annotated bibliography of the adolescent novels used to provide aid to others who may be interested in selecting current books for use with the adolescent reader.


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