New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967, stated first; tan boards, turquoise spine, in white jacket with posed teens looking through books next to a lone Bus Stop sign; 8vo; 218 pp. Reference history, hardback.
Written just as "Young Adult" literature was beginning, the author, a former NCTE president, first discusses developmental stages in reading, from 8th to 12 grade. Following this chapter is "Subliterature" and how to respond to it, then the Adolescent Novel. He devotes most of the book to accessible adult books but emphasizes seeking out books that appeal to intrinsic interest rather than "worthwhile" material. Deals in a direct way with racism, less so with gender issues. Kind of a silly dustjacket for an interesting look at young adults' reading.
CONDITION Very Good in Very Good jacket; young person's bookplate, lightly foxed top edge, thin stain running across jacket creases and fore edge, otherwise clean,tight and straight; in lightly toned jacket with light soil, no tears or chips 3.95. Item #22333