Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


This project was to produce an annotated bibliography of fiction for young adult readers with important characters or themes relating to music. The music and English departments at Mormon Trail Jr./Sr. High School in Garden Grove, Iowa requested a bibliography of young adult fiction related to music as a theme or important character so that teachers and students could choose a story to read when team teaching music and reading. The 120 books annotated were chosen through criteria selected so as to produce a list of books that would meet the curriculum needs of the teachers and reading levels and interests of the students. Selection sources used yielded a variety of young adult fiction with important characters or themes relating to music. These criteria included music related terms in the subject headings for cataloging young adult fiction, books that are at least one hundred pages or more and books that fit the English curriculum requirement for Mormon Trail School. Recently published as well as older titles were selected. Out of print titles are listed as such in the annotated bibliography. Titles may be purchased or interlibrary loaned if not currently on the library shelves. New titles will be purchased and added to the annotated bibliography yearly by the library media specialist.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara R. Safford


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