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Young Adult Literature

From Romance to Realism
A non fiction book by

Today s young adult literature is every bit as complex as the audience it s written for, unflinchingly addressing such topics as homosexuality, mental illness, AIDS and drug abuse. In this much expanded revision of his 1996 book, veteran author Michael Cart shows how the best of contemporary YA lit has evolved to tackle such daunting subjects without resorting to sensationalism. He brings his historical survey of this category fully up to date, covering its explosive growth in the past decade, and advocating that librarians and teachers look beyond romance and horror when advising young adults. This survey helps YA librarians who want to freshen up their readers advisory skills, teachers who use novels in the classroom, and adult services librarians who increasingly find themselves addressing the queries of teen patrons by covering the

Reading habits of today s teens

Influence of new technologies and formats

New YA lit awards

This insightful and often humorous work presents the evolution of YA lit in an appealing way, making it equally useful for students of literary studies. You ll definitely update your recommended to read lists after a spin through Cart s advisory.

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Used availability for Michael Cart's Young Adult Literature

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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition
Author(s): Michael Cart
ISBN: 0-8389-1462-4 / 978-0-8389-1462-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism
Author(s): Michael Cart
ISBN: 0-8389-1045-9 / 978-0-8389-1045-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions
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