The Young Adult Literature Symposium Paper Presentations
In November 2008, YALSA hosted its first Young Adult Literature Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, with a theme of "How We Read Now." The symposium featured five authors presenting four papers on various aspects of young adult literature, designed to promote discussion of current issues in young adult literature. The four papers offered research and interesting viewpoints on:
* The treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning teens in YA lit ("Accept the Universal Freak Show," by Angle Manfredi)
* How manga attracts more girls to reading through unconventional narratives ("Are You There God? It's Me, Manga" Manga as an Extension of Young Adult …
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Publication information: Article title: The Young Adult Literature Symposium Paper Presentations. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Young Adult Library Services. Volume: 7. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2009. Page number: 25. © 2008 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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