Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Fourth Edition

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This title will be available Spring 2021. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

"Comprehensive and substantial … a highly recommended resource," raved VOYA about the third edition. Now, to keep pace with changes in the field of publishing and realign itself to the newest generation of young adults, Cart returns with a sweeping update of his classic text.  Relied upon by educators, LIS instructors and students, and practitioners for its insight and thoroughness, his book

  • surveys the landscape of YA lit both past and present, sketching out its origins and showing how it has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;
  • closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, the role of literary criticism, and other key topics;
  • provides updated coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction;
  • delves deeply into multicultural and LGBTQIA+ literature, substantially updated in this edition;
  • features expansive interviews with best-selling authors like Eric Shanower, Jackie Woodson, and Bill Konigsberg as well as several publishers and leaders in the field;
  • discusses the impact of the Printz Award, ALAN’s Walden Award, the National Book Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Award, and other honors; and
  • features abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.

In its newest edition, this “shrewd and thorough survey” (ARBA) is a must-have for everyone who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it's heading.

Published: 2021
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 240
Sku:
$84.00
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