Author Archives: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Editorial

Welcome to the first issue of the Journal for Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the online research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In this inaugural issue we are pleased to publish the three papers that have … Continue reading

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Cultural Inquiry: A Framework for Engaging Youth of Color in the Library

By Kafi Kumasi, Wayne State University Abstract This article describes the conceptual underpinnings of a learning approach described as cultural inquiry. ‘┬áThis learning approach grew from the author’s work with a diverse group of African American youth in an after … Continue reading

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“Teens Today Don’t Read Books Anymore”: A Study of Differences in Interest and Comprehension Based on Reading Modalities: Part 1, Introduction and Methodology

By Jessica E. Moyer, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Are teens really not reading as much as they did in the past? Are teens reading, but in nontraditional formats that are underreported? If surveys focus on book reading, what … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope: Exploring Sexuality in Teen Literature

By Eleanor Wood, Decatur (Ill.) Public Library Abstract This paper examines whether young adult literature accurately reflects young adults’ knowledge of and interaction with sexuality. Teen literature has grown to represent a broader inclusion of sexuality, be it orientation, sex, … Continue reading

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