Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vlog Episode #003: 5 Things YA Contemporary Authors Need to Stop Doing

This week's video is on some things that need to change in Young Adult literature, specifically contemporary. Give me a thumbs up and let me know what you think and if there's anything that you think should be added to this list.







SAVE THE YA PARENTS!




3 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes! These things all hold true for middle grade lit as well. I read predominately MGLIT because I am a middle school librarian, but I do try to listen to my students and what they want. I'd prefer specific music not be mentioned because it dates a book, but you are so right. And keep parents alive. Not jerky, possibly annoying, but ALIVE! I'm not a fan of the swearing, either. You did miss one of MY pet peeves... I wish teachers and librarians would quite forcing Newbery winners on students. Some of them are just dull. Very fun vlog, although I have to say that my own 17-year-old daughter dragged ME to a David Cassidy concert, which even I thought was weird, and she adores The Beatles. Maybe I just ruined her by, you know, being alive! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching! :D

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  2. So true! I'm a teen, and my parents are my best friends--why can't encouraging, understanding parents be portrayed by frequently in YA lit? Thanks for posting!

    ~Paige

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