Tag Archives: young adult literature

The Real Deal: Teen Characters with Autism in YA Novels

Marilyn Irwin, Ph.D., Emeritus Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Indianapolis Annette Y. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Lecturer, Information School, University of Washington Rachel Applegate, Ph.D., Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis Marilyn Irwin, Annette Y. … Continue reading

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You Are What You Read: Young Adult Literacy and Identity in Rural America

Robin A. Moeller, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Leadership and Educational Studies, Appalachian State University Kim E. Becnel, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Leadership and Educational Studies, Appalachian State University Moeller, Robin A. and Becnel, Kim E. . You Are What You Read: Young Adult Literacy … Continue reading

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YA Literature: The Inside and Cover Story

Editor’s Note: YA Literature: The Inside and Cover Story was accepted for the peer reviewed paper session at YALSA’s third annual Young Adult Literature Symposium held November 2-4, 2012 in St. Louis.  The theme of the conference was “Hit me … Continue reading

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The Cover Story: What the Book Jacket of Adele Minchin’s Young Adult Novel, The Beat Goes On, Communicates about HIV/AIDS

By Annette Y. Goldsmith, Guest Faculty, University of Washington Information School;’  Melissa Gross, Professor, Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies; Debi Carruth, Doctoral Candidate, Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies Teens can learn about … Continue reading

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The Young Adult Voice in Research about Young Adults

By Robin Moeller, Amy Pattee, and Angela Leeper,’  Advisory Board Members, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults Research that examines the interests, behaviors, and preferences of young adults is often conducted by those scholars who hold an affinity … Continue reading

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Editor’s Message: Summer 2011

by Sandra Hughes-Hassell Researchers present the findings of their studies in a number of ways. While the primary avenue for dissemination is still the peer-reviewed journal, other means such as juried conference papers and presentations, as well as juried poster … Continue reading

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The Silent Message: Professional Journals’ Failure to Address LGBTQ Issues

‘ by Elizabeth Koehler ‘ Abstract: This paper discusses the pervasiveness of homophobia in our culture and its impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) teenagers. It argues that young adult librarians can support LGBTQ teens by collecting and promoting … Continue reading

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Editor’s Message: Spring 2011

by Sandra Hughes-Hassell Welcome to the third issue of the Journal for Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), the online research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, … Continue reading

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Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction

by Casey H. Rawson Abstract With increasingly diverse service populations, especially among younger patrons, libraries are in need of more titles featuring individuals from varied backgrounds. Librarians often rely upon preassembled title lists, such as YALSA’s Best Books for Young … Continue reading

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More Powerful than a Locomotive: Using Graphic Novels to Motivate Struggling Male Adolescent Readers

by Karen Gavigan Abstract Although the popularity of graphic novels is growing by leaps and bounds, there is currently little empirical research documenting their use with struggling male adolescent readers. The purpose of this article is to present the results … Continue reading

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