The five-volume Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers is the landmark new reference to the greatest writers in American literature, written specifically for high school students and correlated to the NCTE standards. Featuring more than 180 of the authors taught most often in the high school curriculum, this comprehensive set contains alphabetical entries, from 2,000 to 20,000 words each, divided into sections on the author's life and on the author's major works. An additional section in each entry provides topics for discussion and writing, many of which refer to other writers or works, helping students make connections between texts (a key component of language arts standards).
The editors of this authoritative guide to American literature are experts both in literary criticism and in the teaching of literature to secondary school students, and the tone and content of this encyclopedia reflect this. A bibliography and chronology round out this helpful resource.