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Drinking has existed throughout time in may forms. It is only within the last few years that society has viewed alcohol use with concern as the number of teen-agers drinking and more importantly, teen-age alcoholism has increased. In order to combat these figures, many alcohol education programs are being instituted throughout the country.

Many- or these programs are based on the values clarification approach. One teaching method to this approach is the use of the novel. From research conducted, it appears that little has been done in using novels dealing with teen-age drinking. Recognizing the utility of this type of novel, this author has taken objectives from alcohol education programs and developed them into criterion categories. The criterion categories are then used in evaluating selected novels dealing with teen-age drinking.

This author chose a panel or experts who in tum, selected ten novels dealing directly with or including teen-age drinking. This author then applied the criterion categories to each novel. For each novel, .a book review that included a plot summary and critque based on the criterion categories was completed.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Gerald G. Hodges


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