Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyWhat Exactly Is Young Adult Literature? A Brief History

  • Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00    Permalink
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    If you ask a book lover what they read during their young, formative years, the conversation will inevitably turn to how “we didn’t have books like The Hunger Games when I was growing up.” And it’s true: young adult literature as a genre only began to take root in the 1970s and ‘80s, but boy, has it ever gone through a growth spurt since then. Books for teens are dominating book sales and box offices these days. Where did this phenomenon begin?

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