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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN

For the

Young at Heart

by Roy J Gloeckl II

Books for the youngsters are not all sparkly vampires and broomstick soccer

Young-adult fiction or young adult literature (often abbreviated as YA), is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, although the “young” portion is getting more and more flexible all the time. According to the American Library Association, this genre is meant for folks ages twelve to eighteen, with some publishers claiming as low as ten and as high as twenty-five for their target audience. The appeal of this group of literature, however, does not wish to be contained. Take a look at the mass appeal of the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy and the Twilight book series. From elementary students to AARP members, this genre is a hit and recent studies show that 55% of young-adult fiction is actually purchased by readers over 18 years of age. What is it about Young Adult Literature that appeals to so broad of an audience? Heather Panella, Public Services Librarian & Assistant

OTHER LGBT-THEMED YOUNG ADULT & CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Boy Meets Boy

by John Greene & David Levithan

by David Levithan

Hero

by Perry Moore

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And Tango Makes Three

by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Equal aug 2013 issuu  

August is here and we're making it HOT! The Supremely talented Kierra Darshell tells all about transforming into the one and only Diana Ross...