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Young adult literature : from romance to realism

Author: Michael Cart
Publisher: Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third edition.; 2016
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"In this new edition: new and expanded treatment of genre fiction, including dystopian literature and steampunk; a new, detailed examination of the retail market for young adults, including such dramatic new trends and features as the appearance of the New Adult audience, the adult consumer, and the significant impact on the market of such best sellers as John Green, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Rainbow  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cart
ISBN: 9780838914625 0838914624
OCLC Number: 1104893715
Description: xii, 310 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: From Sue Barton to the sixties --
The sixties and seventies --
The eighties : something old, something new --
The early nineties --
The rest of the nineties --
A new literature for a new millennium? --
Genre on the agenda --
Romancing the retail --
So, how adult is young adult? --
Meanwhile, back in the real world --
Reality redux --
Sex and other shibboleths --
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature --
Still the controversies continue --
The viz biz --
The new nonfiction --
Of books and bytes.
Responsibility: Michael Cart.

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"In this new edition: new and expanded treatment of genre fiction, including dystopian literature and steampunk; a new, detailed examination of the retail market for young adults, including such dramatic new trends and features as the appearance of the New Adult audience, the adult consumer, and the significant impact on the market of such best sellers as John Green, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Rainbow Rowell; interviews with leaders in the field; updated and expanded coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex fiction; new chapters focusing on teen demographics, multicultural literature, and teen literacy, including multiple literacies; coverage of the renascence of realistic fiction; coverage of new trends in graphic novels; revised treatment of the burgeoning audiobook field; discussion of the future of print; attention to the importance to the field of motion pictures being made from young adult novels; [and] expanded attention given to narrative and creative nonfiction"--Preface, pages xi-xii.

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