TITLE

Exciting nonfiction

AUTHOR(S)
Giblin, James Cross
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Publishing Research Quarterly;Fall91, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes some methods for making nonfiction for children and young adults exciting and readable. Recreation of this genre with entertaining writing; Inclusion of humor and drama in these books; use of lively anecdotes and multicultural material, and actual quotations.
ACCESSION #
9611100112

 

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