Urban Grit: A Guide to Street Lit

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Libraries Unlimited, 2011 - Education - 251 pages
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Street lit is also known to its enthusiastic readers as "urban fiction," "ghetto lit," "hip-hop lit," and "gangsta lit." No matter what it's called, it remains one of the most significant and increasingly popular forms of modern literature.

This text provides a much-needed resource guide to this vibrant genre. In this title, more than 400 entries appear in eleven chapters, each focusing on a different subgenre of street lit. The author has organized titles by popular subgenres and themes, such as prison life and urban erotica, to help librarians more easily identify read-alikes. "Urban Grit: A Guide to Street Lit" also contains practical tips on integrating these books into an existing collection or library program and meeting challenges that may arise in the process.

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About the author (2011)

Megan Honig is an independent librarian and writer; former young adult materials specialist at the New York Public Library, New York, NY; and former editor of Young Adult Library Services (YALS).