If you didn't know about Young Adult novels until now, chances are you're a boomer.
Found out by the librarian at a later time —borrowing
books supposedly for my father who was ill, yet reporting on a certain
title with the enthusiasm of the reader— I was forced back to the "age
section of the small library.
Fast forward to 2000 when I became aware of a YA section at the Seattle Public Library, thanks to the display table positioned
immediately inside the entrance of the Greenwood branch. The aim of the librarians was to attract teens of course, but I was drawn in as well.
"Is kissing a girl who smokes like licking an ashtray?"
was the first YA book I took home with me,
Many of my writer friends write for the YA market, so while our present
library has no table for YA
lit near the entrance —their focus groups change from week to week— I'm
staying abreast Online of what's out there. YA lit is not a grey area,
but colorful and exciting, as
you are bound to find out. Explore the list of new an exciting titles on
the site of Book-ish, and stock up for summer.
This work by by Judith van Praag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
This work by Judith van Praag is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License