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Contemporary YA Lit is "The Next Big Thing"

Presentation for YALSA's YA Literature Symposium, 11/4/12

Kelly Jensen

on 4 November 2012

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Transcript of Contemporary YA Lit is "The Next Big Thing"

Presented by Kelly Jensen. Angie Manfredi, Katie Salo. & Andrea Sowers (with help from Abby Johnson, not present). Get Real: Contemporary Young Adult Fiction as the Next Big Thing Diversity Desire Darkness Death Defining Contemporary YA Fiction http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/washington/14census.html http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn146.html Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43%, four times as fast as the nation's growth rate of 9.7%. The Census Bureau projects that today's minorities will be the majority of children under the age of 18 by 2023. http://www.ala.org/groups/affiliates/affiliates/current http://www.stackedbooks.org/2012/10/contemporaryyaflowchart.html
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