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Published on May 19, 2008

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Trends in YA Literature “ Books won’t change anything if they’re formulaic, problem-driven fiction inhabited by cardboard characters who only skate across the surface of reality” Michael Cart

How should we define YA Literature? Definition one: Books written specifically for teens. They have teen protagonists and are about issues teens deal with or may have to face in the future Definition two: What teens are reading during their free time on their own time. This also includes adult authors such as Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Danielle Steel and John Grisham Definition three: any book marketed as YA by a publisher. Could be an adult book pushed to the YA audience of vice versa. Wilder, Ann and Alan B. Teasley. “High School Connections: YA: FAQ (We’re Glad you Asked!).” ALAN Review. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v28n1/faq.html

Definition one: Books written specifically for teens. They have teen protagonists and are about issues teens deal with or may have to face in the future

Definition two: What teens are reading during their free time on their own time. This also includes adult authors such as Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Danielle Steel and John Grisham

Definition three: any book marketed as YA by a publisher. Could be an adult book pushed to the YA audience of vice versa.

Wilder, Ann and Alan B. Teasley. “High School Connections: YA: FAQ (We’re Glad you Asked!).” ALAN Review. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v28n1/faq.html

What do they look for? Common Characteristics: Conflicts Themes are of interest to young people Protagonists and most characters are young adults The language The length of novels The diction and syntax from Literature for Today’s Young Adults by Kenneth L. Donelson and Alleen Nilsen) http://www.viterbo.edu/personalpages/faculty/GSmith/Whatisyoungadultlit.html

Common Characteristics:

Conflicts

Themes are of interest to young people

Protagonists and most characters are young adults

The language

The length of novels

The diction and syntax

from Literature for Today’s Young Adults by Kenneth L. Donelson and Alleen Nilsen)

http://www.viterbo.edu/personalpages/faculty/GSmith/Whatisyoungadultlit.html

Trends in YA lit Moving away from “what’s good” and onto what teens really want to read Writing about all types of truths, though they may be ugly YA novels written in poetic verse Books about multiculturalism in our day and age Graphic novels Hybrids of genres Re-emergence of fantasy and historical novels Adult books for Young Adults http://www.kellymilnerhalls.com/index.2ts?page=portfolio&catid=279&wrtid=392

Moving away from “what’s good” and onto what teens really want to read

Writing about all types of truths, though they may be ugly

YA novels written in poetic verse

Books about multiculturalism in our day and age

Graphic novels

Hybrids of genres

Re-emergence of fantasy and historical novels

Adult books for Young Adults

http://www.kellymilnerhalls.com/index.2ts?page=portfolio&catid=279&wrtid=392

Bookcovers Will Appeal to YA

Teen Appeal Publishers Watch for publishers like Simon Pulse and Push

Age Range??

Multiculturalism

Current TAYSHAS Nominations

YA Literature

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