In this podcast, Michael Cart looks at some trends in young adult literature, how we read (digital brains, anyone?) and the phenomenon that is John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.
Mentioned in this podcast:
(Washington Post, April 6, 2014), and Serious Reading Takes a Hit (New York Times, March 15, 2014). Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?
In this podcast, Infopeople’s book geek Michael Cart looks at the huge growth in popularity of YA genre blending: in particular the worlds of fantasy and science fiction, with a dash of dystopian fiction thrown in.
Among the titles mentioned in this podcast:
Books of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
Caretaker Trilogy, by David Klass
Feed, by M.T. Anderson
House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
The Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld