Monday, June 7, 2010

"Young Adult" versus "Adult" - no problem

I am so happy they had a panel on young adult versus adult books at BEA (Book Expo America) this year.

It is a challenge promoting these books to other departments because they think the books are too young for their classes but I think some of these books are just as provocative, controversial, well-written, thematically rich, and all those things that make a book that is currently on required reading lists "classics."
Hopefully more panels like this will take place at educator conferences to promote these wonderful books.
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Sticking with YAYA Panel

Genco led off, asking, "Why do teens still read YAs as they move into their 20s and 30s?" She asserts that today's teens are reading quality adult books and that the categories of adult/YA perhaps no longer apply.
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