Young Adult literature is generally described as books written for an audience of year olds. It may also include books primarily written for adults but which have appeal to younger readers. Nonfiction written for Young Adults is located throughout the children's nonfiction collection Rm
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Abstract: This White Paper will discuss the nature and evolution of young adult literature with particular emphasis on its current condition and its value to its intended readership. In discussing its increased viability as a body of critically lauded literature, it will also discuss its importance in meeting the life needs of young adults and its increasing value in enhancing adolescent literacy. While some of this remains true today, much else has changed. In recent years, for example, the size of this population group has changed dramatically.
I can't remember how I learned to read. I just know that somewhere around second grade, books made sense to me. From that point on, I have grown into a "readaholic.
Article in Adult Fiction. The topics, concerns, and quality of literary novels raise them above the level of novels written and consumed mostly for entertainment. Written artfully, and with what sometimes qualifies as actual genius, they tend to be serious novels, though they may be humorous as well, capturing something readers recognize as universal, and therefore of more lasting significance.
English departments should embrace works written for young adult audiences, and recognize the long and significant history of the genre, writes Teresa Michals. As someone who teaches young adult fiction at a university, I am troubled by the recent crop of opinion pieces about adults who read this genre. At SlateRuth Graham wants anyone over 18 to be embarrassed to enjoy YA as those who study, catalog, or publish the genre call it.
If books could be more, could show more, could own more, this book would have smells. If books could be more and own more and give more, this book would have sound. And finally if books could be more, give more, show more, this book wou ld have light. If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers, who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can't be in books.
The Chicago Teachers' Union Strike may ultimately leave school librarians behind. Two Chicago Public School librarians explain why that's a bad deal. So many new books.