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- Reading choices for kids. Abbe, Elfrieda M. // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Oct2004, Vol. 117 Issue 10, p6
Introduces an article on writing for young adult readers.
- Vote for the 100 most important authors in young adult... McElmeel, Sharron L.; Buswell, Lin // Book Report;Mar/Apr97, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p23
Presents information on a challenge issued to readers of the periodical `The Book Report' to identify one hundred of the most important authors of novels for young adults. Basis used for the preparation of the survey; Description of the forms used for the survey; Procedure for the survey;...
- TEENAGE TWEETLAND. Springen, Karen // Publishers Weekly;5/13/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 19, p30
The article discusses the increasing popularity of contact between young adult (YA) fiction authors and their audience through the use of technology and the Internet, particularly focusing on reaching out to young readers via social media. It addresses the use of Internet platforms to connect...
- News Notes. // Multicultural Review;Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p5
The article presents news and notes concerning literature around the world. The African Studies Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2001 Children's Africana Book Award. Each year the ASA presents the award to the authors and illustrators of the best books about Africa...
- Making stories happen. Vail, Rachel // Horn Book Magazine;May/Jun94, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p301
The author discusses how she became a writer of young adult novels. She describes people who have influenced her writing, including English teachers who loved similes, irony or surrealism, a professor who challenged her to discover her characters, and Dick Jackson, her editor. She reflects on...
- Brock Cole: Children braving an adult world. Alderdice, Kit // Publishers Weekly;2/17/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 7, p197
Presents an interview with Brock Cole, writer of young adult (YA) fiction. His credo that children read like adults read; His books `The Goats' and `Celine'; His upbringing in the Midwest; Education; How he felt writing his debut novel `The Goats'; His work habits.
- Teaching With Authors' Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, Creativity. Johnson, Denise // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Nov2010, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p172
The article discusses the potential use of blogs by authors of young adult literature in education, with particular emphasis on English language arts and literacy skills. The author suggests that authors' blogs are a way for authors to create a strong emotional connection with readers and...
- Not Just for Teens. Benedetti, Angelina // Library Journal;6/15/2011, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p40
The article considers so-called young adult literature, fiction created to be read by teenagers. The increased popularity of such books among older adult readers, particularly library users, is discussed. Librarian Cindy Dobrez states that coming-of-age literature appeals to older adults because...
- Byline bias. Bozzi, V. // Psychology Today;Nov85, Vol. 19 Issue 11, p13
The article presents information on a study published in a recent issue of the periodical "Sex Roles," by psychologists Michele Paludi and Lisa Strayer, on bias of readers towards male authors, according to which a majority of readers perceive that male authors write better articles.