Thursday, October 17, 2013

At CNN, brief history of Young Adult literature

“Monday marked the start of 2013’s Teen Read Week, but with young adult literature regularly burning up the bestseller lists, it’s clear many young adults don’t need an excuse to seek out the written word.”

At, Ashley Strickland traces the evolution of young adult literature. Its roots, according to Strickland, go back to World War II, when “teenagers” were given their own distinction as a social demographic. The Young Adult Library Services Association coined the term “Young Adult” during the 1960s to represent the 12 to 18 age range.

Social sharing credit goes to Epic Reads on Facebook.

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