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At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U. Below are eight of their most successful strategies.
From hashtags like WeNeedDiverseBooksfounded by Ellen Ohto OwnVoicesfounded by Corinne Duyviswriters, agents, and publishers alike have been spreading awareness of how important it is to not only see an accurate depiction of yourself reflected in books, but to read about marginalized characters WRITTEN BY marginalized people. Books written for us, by us, can help eliminate misconceptions and stereotypes in stories. On the flip side, books written for the marginalized, by the marginalized, can add a certain something that someone on the outside may not be able to capture, whether it be a dialect, a personal incident, or a cultural reference.
American Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it.
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But a year later, her nascent career has stalled, after some critics, who read early review copies of the novel, denounced the book as blatantly racist. This week, Ms. Zhao decides she wants to release it at a later time, according to a company spokeswoman.
Targeted at readers 12 to 18 years old, it sprang into being near the end of the turbulent decade of the s—into be specific, a year that saw the publication of two seminal novels for young readers: S. Hinton and Lipsyte clearly were writing a new kind of novel for young adults—one of unsparing contemporary realism that met a need articulated by Hinton herself in a passionate article in The New York Times Book Review published on August 27, Teenagers today want to read about teenagers today. The world is changing, yet the authors of books for teen-agers are still 15 years behind the times.
As one of remarkably few authors of color to earn the honorAcevedo is also helping to shift the broader literary landscape. As she notices her changing body drawing unwanted attention from boys and men, Xiomara starts to feel isolated from the community around her—and clashes often with her devout Catholic mother. Simmering with adolescent angst, the year-old Harlemite begins to find solace in poems.