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Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Teacher)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

George J. Cretilli

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Teenagers--Books and reading; Young adult literature


The purpose of this study is to review the recent literature in regard to the recreational reading interests and preferences of the early adolescents--students between the ages of thirteen and fifteen years. Primary emphasis will be placed on findings related to the following aspects of interests: 1. physical and social factors which influence interests 2. themes of books which interest adolescents 3. elements within books or stories which interest students 4. . titles of specific works which students reported to have enjoyed.


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