July 11, 2016 0 min to read

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism

Category : Books by Cart

Today’s young adult literature is every bit as complex as the audience it’s written for, unflinchingly addressing such topics as homosexuality, mental illness, AIDS and drug abuse. In this much expanded revision of his 1996 book, veteran author Michael Cart shows how the best of contemporary young adult literature has evolved to tackle such daunting subjects without resorting to sensationalism.

“Cart writes knowledgeably and fervently in support of risk-taking authors and calls for more books that reflect the cultural diversity of today’s adolescents as well as the complexity of their lives. Recommended for educators and school and public librarians serving teens.” –Booklist

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