Showing posts with label S.E. Hinton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label S.E. Hinton. Show all posts

July 22, 2010

Today is S.E. Hinton's birthday

S.E. Hinton Author of The Outsiders
Author: Marylou Morano Kjelle
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2720-6
Publication Year: 2007
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
Page Count: 112

The publication of The Outsiders forty years ago turned the young adult publishing industry upside down, and it hasn’t been the same since. Bored with the benign themes common to teenage literature at the time, S.E. Hinton, a teenager herself, set out to write a novel that contained all the gritty realism that surrounded her at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Praised, condemned and in some cases even banned, The Outsiders, opened a new genre of realistic young adult fiction, and paved the way for the authors read and loved by young people today. In addition, Hinton went on to write many more critically acclaimed young adult novels, as well as branch into picture books, middle grade chapter books, and books for adults.