TITLE

THE BIG PAYBACK: MAKING A CASE FOR URBAN LIT IN KENTUCKY'S LIBRARIES

AUTHOR(S)
PEACH, AMANDA; TATE, DEBBRA F.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Kentucky Libraries;Summer2011, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the status of urban literature (lit) in Kentucky libraries. It mentions the history of urban lit publishing which is commonly read by African-American teenagers, and their roles in motivation and voluntary reading. Novelist Anthony Whyte says that the realism of urban lit attracts readers despite of criticisms on its grammar, use of slang terms, and display of violence. Furthermore, the author argues that urban lit should be included in library collections.
ACCESSION #
64305488

 

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