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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rebeca Cotton-Baez on Wednesday October 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Litr 323 at State University of New York at Potsdam taught by Dr. Brown in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 47 views. For similar materials see Young Adult literature in Foreign Language at State University of New York at Potsdam.
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Date Created: 10/14/15
Young Adult Literature Youth culture emerges o Marketers are happy about this can market speci cally to them now 0 Great Depression led more kids to go to school together 0 White middle class youth 0 Girls vs boys stereotypes in life and literature 0 The rst texts for teens a new market and new rights Relevancy and disconnects to teens quotrealquot lives 0 Invisible topics and parent outrage 1940s 0 1945 teen bill of rights Seventeen magazine marketers talked to actual teenagers fashion advice 0 Teenage girls reading romance domestic etiquette Boys reading adventure books Seventeenth Summer rst YA novel Is that how teens were viewing themselves or how adults were viewing them 19505 0 Car stories science ction boys 0 Domestic career stories home magazines girls 0 Very sweet nothing bad really happens beautiful ideal world about sock hops and soda shops 196070 1960 more taboo topicsvery limited though Loss of innocence Sexual revolutions boys vs girls get blurry The outsiders 1st book for teens that isn39t idealic work The Contender African American boxer changing his life Teen interest vs the classics teens have their own opinions reality Eary critism what are the issues what are they providing Carlsen s 3 stages of reading developmentinterests Eary adolescence 1114 animal adventure Middle adolescence 1516 war historical Late adolescence 1718 personal values The problem with the problem novel after huge push for reality someone sold a lot of book on one topic then authors copied this and added a bazillion issues and became unrealistically problematic ignored character development a lot of the stuff being published was the same story repeated in slightly different ways 19705 Shift a bit back to romantism because of all the war 0 1974 The Chocolate War does not have a happy ending 19005 innocent childlike speci c gender roles 19605 and 705 become fearful of teens because they can drive and are delinquents Do I dare disturb the universe Going outside the norms has consequences Can I read an adventure story in the 19305 if I am a girl Not living up to expectations is hard be proper Adolescence is about tting in so breaking away from the norms is extra hard 19805 Replication Star wars 19805 ljnew star wars 19805 0 What39s old is new romance 0 Adults had a problem with problem novels but then also had a problem with romance novels because they encourage stereotypes appearance and competition is important for girls and girls and boys cannot be friends stereotypical sex roles devalue relationships 0 Stereotypes sell very well 0 Action and reaction ooded the market with problem novels Young people got sick of it 0 Teens as targeted consumers o In the 805 teens were making their own money and didn39t know about any of the world issues Multiculturalism 0 Huge in ux of immigrants new writers from new cultures write from your own experience 0 Very difficult to get published if you39re not a white middle class malepeople didn39t want to read outside their own expedence Race and ethnicity authors and authenticity Early 19905 c A rise in horror romance stays steady escape reaity TV 0 Paperback genre series 0 Middle school 68th grad separated the ages again authors began to focus on ages 1014 0 Hardcover takes a hit series become VERY popular Rislq Business people began opening eyes to real teen problems as murder homelessness rape and violence increases among teens But now teenagers are being ignored even though they need help 0 Schools and libraries lost purchasing power and staff 0 What is really good YA literature Criteria on page 5556 in Cart text 0 As real as the headlines but more than the retailing of fact An expansive fully realized setting A memorably artful narrative voice Complex and fully realized characters Unsparing honesty and candor in use of language and treatment of material 0000 Must take creative and marketing risks to present hardedged issues of relevance so that it may offer its readers not only reality but also revelation and ultimately the desired wisdom Weetzie Bat Charlie weetzie s Dad substance abuse Brandylynn weetzie s mom passive role shift Weetzie takes care of mom Fifi Dirk39s grandma Adults aren39t perfect but they are trying Weetzie Dirk Duck and MSAML are taking on adult roles having children Adults in the chocolate war are negative Brother Leon Families Chocolate War Boys at the school The Vigils Jerry and His Father Weetzie Bat Divorced parents Weetzie and MSAML Dirk and duck Cheroke and Witch baby separate families all in one family Setting LA people become famous lots of names used Beautiful everythinganything can happen carefree can do anything you want Chocolate War Boys private school no girls Structure matched Weetzie39s character bounced around rambly moved quickly Repetitive relationshipssomeone leaves then comes back or doesn39t Stream of consciousness doesn39t develop many ideas things come at you in life very fast and they don39t always develop into quotsolidquot things Characters were kind of at Weetzie gets the perfect guy immediately in contrast to most YA novels story is about keeping the thing they got Faces challenges death drug abuse abuse no support system decisions cheating the witch baby Short and to the point nice happy sappy endings dream like qualities sweet goofy book enjoyable life lessons you can39t run away from your problems Duck got brought back Introduce taboo topics in a lighthearted way threesome pregnancy homosexuality Magical Elements Genie the witch curse and witch baby My secret agent lover man happened bc of her wish Lily witch baby Duck dirk weetzie Charlie brandylynn names give an idea of age of characters Youth Culture Abounds Media marketing and teen consumerism Magazines TV and movies teen centered Understanding for adolescents Bleak Books gritty fiction creates controversy 0 new attention paid to dust jackets cross marketing found YA up to 30 years old made different covers to market to older readers 0 A generation at risk teens seem to do really stupid things 0 Adult demonization of teens uh oh there39s a group of teens in the corner they39re going to do something bad A new Millenium YA innovations Printz award and experimental writing 0 The literary novel Popularity still favored Short story revival Poetry for reluctant readers eg Keesha s house with white space Chick Lit Mean girls Material possessions mean everything quot00 I wear that same brand connec ons Creating a franchise Romance ction crossover appeal Harry Potter and Twilight Fantasy eld explosion Book buying events book store Harry Potter publishing party A new best seller list YA books kept being on NY times list Searching for the next best thing gt hunger games gt divergent etc Twilight already had a huge fanbase bc Rowling started fantasy fanbase Rowling vs Meyer no contest for writing quality Rowling wins Genre Fiction Speculative fantasy realism takes a backseat Dystopian novels offer hope and fear Historical ction gains readership Mystery and suspense Continued Crossovers YA books marketed to adults Picture books Adult ction writers write for YA audiences now The Young Adult gets older again Adolescence expands as adulthood is delayed The economy plays a role live in my parent s basement 1934 demographic
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