Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism

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American Library Association, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 242 pages
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 young adult literature has evolved to tackle such daunting subjects without resorting to sensationalism.

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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

Very few YA literature professionals are as well known as Michael Cart who has made an incomparable contribution to the fields of literature and librarianship with his knowledge, writing, and ... Read full review


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