Books in Series

Original, Reprinted, In-print, and Out-of-print Books, Published Or Distributed in the U.S. in Popular, Scholarly, and Professional Series




Category: Bibliography

Page: 9945

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Young People's Books in Series

Fiction and Non-Fiction, 1975-1991

Author: Judith K. Rosenberg

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited


Category: Reference

Page: 424

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Provides annotated entries for series appealing to readers in grades 3-12

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Scott Kennedy

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons

Turning the Pages of American Girlhood

The Evolution of Girls’ Series Fiction, 1865–1930

Author: Emily Hamilton-Honey

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Alternating chapters of historical background and literary analysis, this study argues that postbellum series books inspired young women by illustrating the ways in which girls could participate in social change, whether through church societies, benevolent organizations, educational institutions or political groups. By 1900, however, the socialization of series heroines had shifted to the consumer marketplace, where girls could develop personality and taste through their purchases. Both models had benefits: Religious faith and political activism gave young women moral power within their communities; consuming gave them opportunities to indulge individual desires and often to socialize in public without adult oversight. This work adds to the existing scholarship on girls’ culture not only by examining the beginnings of series fiction for girls and the models of womanhood it presented but also by tracing the shifting social ideologies of girlhood throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.