[DWJ] Titles (was London Meet)

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at det.nsw.edu.au
Wed Jun 14 01:03:14 EDT 2006

On 14/6/06 2:59 PM, "Elizabeth G. Holtrop" <elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com>

>   Ages 13 - 16 are young adults (the nouns "teen" and "teenager" seeming  to
> have gone out of vogue).  Steer them to the YA section in the  library and let
> the YA librarians deal with them.  Other  librarians, in my experience, want
> nothing to do with people in this  age range.  The YA librarians will offer
> them anything from the  princess/pirate books also shelved in the children's
> section, to  possibly erotic or otherwise explicit novels written for the
> teenage  audience by well-meaning or simply money-hungry authors who claim
> that  they hope to help the next generation through adolescence.

If they're money hungry, they're in the wrong business, as the authors on
this list will attest. And I'm sorry the only YA you read was tripe‹there's
so much good stuff out there.


Judith Ridge
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The School Magazine
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