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Taking it to the Edge - YA Fiction
Transcript of Taking it to the Edge - YA Fiction
YA Fiction Today's Agenda: What’s in YA Fiction
Reader’s Advisory Tools
Recent Publishing Trends
Discussion Understand the concept of YA Fiction
Identify tools specifically for YA readers advisory
Identify current publishing trends and genres within YA Fiction Goals: So, what is YA Fiction? Books written or published for an audience of ages 12-18. There is an overlap between
J-fiction and YA fiction. The line between the two is often blurred. The split occurs between ages 12 and 13. But everyone develops at a different pace. Often the very traits that define YA move a title out of JF. Some authors overlap.
(i.e. Rick Riordan, Meg Cabot) (Harry Potter becomes a teen, and the battle heats up with Lord Voldemort.) The divide also depends on your community. YA Reader's Advisory Tools Indiana State Awards
Young Hoosier Book Award (Grades 6-9)
Eliot Rosewater Book Award (The Rosies) (High School) YA Awards Recent Trends in YA Lit Dystopian Fiction -
a society characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. Steampunk -
Science fiction that features technology that is steam powered. Fantastic Trilogies Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, & Angels.
OH MY! Deals with issues such as addiction, abuse, pregnancy, eating disorders, terminal illness, death, suicide, and homelessness. Rich Kids Rule Retold Fairytales He Said . . .
. . . She Said Stories told from multiple viewpoints. Boarding Schools Books into Movies Upcoming Books into Movies Series grow up. Graphic Novels Manga and More Tools Genre Booklists CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehensive Database) Novelist Mid-Continent Public Library
Based on the Book
Juvenile Series and Sequels Kent District Library
What's Next? Database Email Listservs:
YALSA-BK YA Book Blogs Journals
School Library Journal
VOYA YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Assocation) Michael L. Printz Award Best Fiction for Young Adults Teens Top Ten
(Voted on by teens!) Quick Picks for
Reluctant Readers Popular Paperbacks
for Young Adults Great Graphic
Novels for Teens Alex Awards
(Adult Novels with Teen Appeal) Awards & Booklists Problem Novels Features retellings and often updated versions of popular fairytales The protagonists are separated from their parents and are forced to deal with their problems on their own. Why is YA literature so important? By addressing these needs, young adult literature is made valuable not only by its artistry but also by its relevance to the lives of its readers.
- Michael Cart for YALSA The period of passage called "young adulthood" is a unique part of life, distinguished by unique needs that are - at minimum - physical, intellectual, emotional, and societal in nature. Sequels and series keep teens reading longer Features privileged youth with seemingly endless access to money, designer labels, and luxury. It is important to be aware of these books because teens seek out these titles. Questions?