TITLE

The Secret Source: Sexually Explicit Young Adult Literature as an Information Source

AUTHOR(S)
Pattee, Amy
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Young Adult Library Services;Winter2006, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a survey of erotic American young adult fiction. They act as an information source for teenagers or young adults who feel distanced or disenfranchised by the clinical language of sex education in schools. Sexually explicit novels provide details of sexual intercourse, and the emotional component of intimacy. Young adult literature has the potential to influence the sexual identity development of the youth. Most of the erotic literature for adolescents has been challenged by censors and is passed over in favor of less controversial reading materials in library collections.
ACCESSION #
19689000

 

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