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Young Adult Literature: From Romance to…

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism (edition 2016)

by Michael Cart (Author)

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Title:Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism
Authors:Michael Cart (Author)
Info:Neal-Schuman Publishers (2016), Edition: 3, 328 pages
Collections:To read
Tags:21st C. American Literature, ALA, Collection Development, Librarianship, NonFiction, Professional Development, Young Adult

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Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, Third Edition by Michael Cart



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This book arrived belatedly, but what a welcome gift it is as a a new edition of Cart’s major analysis of YA Lit from the 1990s. Cart is so well known, appreciated, and such a good writer/speaker, that he sucks us into the history of a genre he knows about as well as anyone. In this edition, he updates all the previous historical chapters and brings us much more up to date in the various trends of the literature and of the young people who may or may not read it. In such a landscape of change among this generation of teens who live and are educated in such different environments than you or me, one wonders whether the current YAs read printed books any more. IsYA literature the hobby of a previous generation who have the means of supporting an industry with organizational dollars? Cart is a bit more optimistic than this reviewer. It is certain that the amount and type of reading continues to change rapidly. If you already have this edition on your shelves, pull it off and enjoy a well written piece again. But, also do some probing of the teens you serve. Don’t just ask those who frequent your shelves…instead, get a cross section of printed book readers and social media generation readers to ascertain how to serve them better.
  davidloertscher | Apr 22, 2017 |
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Cart's authoritative survey is already a go-to text for students of literary studies, teachers, and YA staff. In this new edition he gives it a thorough update to make it even more relevant and comprehensive. Surveying the landscape of YA lit both past and present, this book
sketches in the origins of literature targeted at young adults;shows how the best of the genre has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience;closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, and other key topics;includes updated treatment of best-selling authors like John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Veronica Roth, plus interviews with leaders in the field;presents new and expanded coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction;offers an updated overview of LGBTQ literature for young adults, including Intersex;covers such commercial trends as adult purchasers of YA books and the New Adult phenomenon; andfeatures abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.Cart's up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers' advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it's heading.

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"In this new edition: new and expanded treatment of genre fiction, including dystopian literature and steampunk; a new, detailed examination of the retail market for young adults, including such dramatic new trends and features as the appearance of the New Adult audience, the adult consumer, and the significant impact on the market of such best sellers as John Green, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Rainbow Rowell; interviews with leaders in the field; updated and expanded coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex fiction; new chapters focusing on teen demographics, multicultural literature, and teen literacy, including multiple literacies; coverage of the renascence of realistic fiction; coverage of new trends in graphic novels; revised treatment of the burgeoning audiobook field; discussion of the future of print; attention to the importance to the field of motion pictures being made from young adult novels; [and] expanded attention given to narrative and creative nonfiction"--… (more)

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