Table of contents for Reality rules! : a guide to teen nonfiction reading interests / Elizabeth Fraser.


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Part 1: Nonfiction Genres
Chapter            1-     True        A   dventure             ...........................................................                .........................
D   efinition        .........................................................................                     ................................... 3
Appeal .............................................................................                             ..................................... 3
Chapter Organization                       ............................................................................................                             3
Survival and              D  isaster Stories              .....................................................                    .........      .......... 4
Sports        A  dventures ...................................................................                            ..............................
W    ar   Stories .........................................................................                             ............................... 9
Explorations, Travel, and Historical Adventures .........................................10
Consider           Starting        w   ith    ..    ........................................................................................13
Fiction        Read-Alikes...................................................................................................13
Chapter            2-     True        C  rim     e   .......................................................................                  ....................15
Definition           ..................................................................................................................15
Appeal ...            ....................................................................................................15
Chapter Organization                       ................................................................15
Cons       and      Crim     es: Solved            and     U   nsolved         .....................................              ....         ..........         15
Crim      e  Science          ...........................................................................................................19
Intrigue         and     Espionage ..............................................................................................                               22
Consider Starting                  with      .   .  ......................................................................23
Fiction        Read-Alikes...................................................................................................24
Part 2: Life Stories
Chapter 3-Memoirs and Autobiographies .............................................27
D   efinition        ..................................................................................................................27
Appeal .......................................................................................................................27
Chapter Organization                       .......................................................................                   ....................27
Com      ing-of-A          ge   .........................................................................................................28
O   vercom        ing     A  dversity         ................................................................................31
M   ulticultural Experiences                        .........................................................36
W    orking        Life     M   em    oirs................................................................................ 38
Hum       orous       M   em    oirs...................................................................................................42
Consider Starting                   w  ith    .    ....................................................................................... 43
Fiction        Read-Alikes...................................................................................................43
Chapter 4---Biography                           ..................................................................................................45
Definition          ..................................................................................................................45
Appeal .......................................................................................................................45
Chapter Organization                     ............................................................................................... 46
Am     erican      Presidents and              Other Political Leaders ..................................................... 46
Problem          Solvers and Experimenters: Science Biography .........................................48
Outstanding in Their Fields: Professional Biographies.............................................50
Change-M            akers and         Activists ................................................................................... 52
Historical Biography                    ................................................................................................. 55
Partner and           Group        Biographies................................................................................. 58
The     Creative         Life: Entertainers and                   W   riters ............................................................. 59
Biography            Collections............................................................................................... 62
Consider Starting                with      . . . ........................................................................................ 65
Fiction       Read-Alikes................................................................................................... 66
References.................................................................................................................66
Part 3: Nonfiction Subject Interests
Chapter           5-     H   istory       ....................................................................................................... 69
Definition          ..................................................................................................................69
Appeal.......................................................................................................................69
Chapter Organization                     ................................................................................................ 69
Defining         Tim     es..........................................................................................................70
History's Darkest Hours............................................................................................ 74
Hum      an    Cruelties................................................................................................ 75
Natural Disasters and                    Disease        Epidem        ics .........................................................78
M   icro-histories.......................................................................................................... 81
Historical Biography: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times...............................85
Individual Stories .............................................................................................. 86
Group        Stories..................................................................................................... 86
Ideas of History              ......................................................................................................... 89
New       Perspectives ...................................................................................................... 89
Consider Starting                with      . . . ........................................................................................90
Fiction       Read-Alikes................................................................................................... 91
Chapter 6-               Science, M             ath, and         the     Environm             ent ...................................................93
Definition          ..................................................................................................................93
Appeal .......................................................................................................................93
Chapter Organization                     ................................................................................................93
Science        Adventures ................................................................................................... 94
Scientists and             Science        Enthusiasts ............................................................................ 96
History        of Science ..................................................................................................... 97
Digging         into     the   Past................................................................................................. 98
Archaeology              ...................................................................................................... 98
Paleontology................................................................................................. .101
How       Things W          ork...................................                ..................................................               ..102
General............................................................................................................102
Transportation              .................................................................................................105
M   icro-science            ...........   .....   ...... ....................................    ................................................107
Environm           ental W        riting............................................................................................110
Ecology and Conservation ...............................................                                                                           111
Anim       als ...................         ........   ............................................................................ 112
Consider Starting                  with      .. ..................................................................................... 114
Fiction        Read-Alikes................................................................................................ 115
References .......................................................................                                .............                  ........ 115
Chapter            7-     Sports         .......................................................................................................117
Definition           ................................................................................................................ 117
Appeal ..................................................................................................................... 117
Chapter Organization                       .............................................................................................. 117
Sports Biographies ..................................................................................................                                        18
Rules       and     Tips .........................................................................................................122
The      Greatest Gam              es ................................................................126
Sports       in   Action.......................................................................................................128
Consider Starting                  with      .    .  .........................................................129
Fiction        Read-Alikes.................................................................................................129
Chapter            8-     A  ll A    bout You.........................................................................................131
Definition           ................................................................................................................131
Appeal ..................................................................................                           ..............................131
Chapter Organization                      ...............................................................131
Self-Esteem             ..............................................             .........     ........................................                  132
Health        and     Nutrition................................................................................................133
Sexuality ...........................................                 .....................................................................135
Relationships ................................................                          ........     ........................................              137
Tough         Stuff ..............................................                 .........     ........................................                  139
Career Directions.....................................................................................................141
Fun      Stuff .................................................................................................................. 144
Consider           Starting        with      .    .  .........................................................146
Fiction        Read-Alikes.................................................................................................146
References ...............................................................................................................146
Chapter            9-     H   ow      To     ................................................................................................                       147
Definition           ...............................................           ...........     .........................................147
Appeal              ....................................................................................................147
Chapter Organization                      .......................................................................................... 148
General Crafts               ..............................................             ........     ........................................ 148
Beauty         and     Style         .........................................................................................153
Beauty............................................................................................................. 153
Style................................................................................................................. 155
Clothing and Accessories .............................................................................................156
Acting        ......................................................................................................                               ...     159
Drawing.....................................................................                                                  ....................160
Techniques             ..................................................................................................                         160
Anim       e  and     M    anga     ............................................................................161
Com      ics and        Graphic         Novels....................................................163
Chapter 9-How To (Continued)
Cooking          ................................................................................................................... 165
Technology ............................................................................................................                                    166
G   am   es ..................................................................................................                     .................... 168
Transportation               ..........................................................................                  ..........................169
Survival Skills ...........................................................................                               .........................170
Consider Starting                  with      . . . ...............................................       .......................................172
Fiction        Read-Alikes.................................................................................................173
References ..............................................................................                             ............................173
Chapter            10-      The       A   rts   ...............................................................................................175
Definition           ...............................................................................                  ............................175
Appeal ................................................................                                                                                    175
Chapter Organization                      ...............................................................175
Visual Arts........................................................                         ..................................................176
Art .................................................................................                       .............................176
Artists ..............................................................................................................178
All about M            usic.......................................................................................................180
M   usic................................................................:.............................................. 180
M   usicians         ..........................................................................                 .........................181
Film      ...................................................................................                   .................................183
Literature ...............................................................................................................                                 185
Poetry        ......................................................................................................................186
About Poetry               and     Poets ..................................            ...............................      ................1..     87
Poetry        Collections and                Anthologies ................................................................                          188
Verse       Biographies ......................................................                                   ..........     ............191
Folklore, M            yths, and         Legends ....................                ............ ................................................. 193
General ...............................................................                                ..............      ................193
Urban        Legends ..........................................................                                ...........     .............194
Consider Starting                  with      . . .....................................................................................195
Fiction        Read-Alikes................................................                         ............................................196
Chapter 11-Understanding and Changing the World......................                                                                               ..............197
D   efinition        ...............................................................................                  ............................197
Appeal .....................................................................................................................197
Chapter Organization                      ..............................................................197
Popular M           edia     and     Consum          er Culture          ...   ....................          .........................  ........... ........... 197
Social Concerns ...................                       ..........    ...................................................................... 199
Religion         ................................................................................                   ..............................200
Consider Starting                  with      .   .   ..............    ........................................202
Fiction        Read-Alikes...............................................................................................203
Appendix A: Nonfiction Readers' Advisor Resources for YA Librarians ..............205
Appendix            B: Bibliography                 ..........................................           ..........................................         209
Author/Title             Index .................................................................................................... 211
Subject Index               .......................................................................................................... 233
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