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The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

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Entries from Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library tagged with 'young adult books'

Airships & Corsets & Clockwork... Oh My!: Steampunk in YA Fiction

What exactly is "steampunk?" It's a literary genre, visual aesthetic, and a vibrant community of individuals. Steampunk as it's known today began as a response to the "cyberpunk" movement in science fiction the 1980s and 1990s. Inspired by late Victorian...

Short Stories

While short stories may have a reputation for being the stuff of English classes and elite literary journals, they can also be fun. Readers who are pressed for time or find longer books challenging may enjoy these bite-sized versions of...

Transgender Literature for Young Adults

It's not easy to locate young adult books with transgender characters or topics using the library catalog, so we have put together a bibliography of these resources. Included are guides to YA transgender literature as well as fiction and nonfiction...

Not Just for the Little Ones: Teen Reads in the S-Collection

While thoughts of the S-Collection may conjure up images of picture books and beginning readers, there are also a large number of young adult materials on the shelves. Books are usually classified as young adult or teen based on their...

Lesbian and Gay Voices in Literature for Children and Young Adults—A Search Guide

This guide suggests four ways to find children's and young adult literature with lesbian and gay themes. a) Search the UIUC library online catalog (http://www.library.uiuc.edu/catalog/) Choose the "Advanced Search" option. In the search screen, type in the following words on...

Weaving the Digital World into Young Adult Fiction: Internet Dating, Gaming, and Blogging

Ten years from now, little excitement may be generated by a story told in a digital communication style if it has no other merit - just as now we are used to books written in the form of diary entries...

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