Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world.
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Yes, you read that right: Once upon a time it would have been shameful for adults to read books written for teenagers, never mind admitting that publicly, but nowadays it has become so common that many have even taken to blogging to discuss and review what they have read.
At YA events such as book signings and author talks, a staggering number of attendees are aged 18 or over — showing that the prior societal damnation of adults reading books for young people is no more.
This in itself creates a sub-mystery, too: The world which Lewis created is a very convincing and intricate analogy in which you can become lost, and the symbolism rife throughout allowed children at the time to understand the nature of what had happened while not explicitly telling them about it.
Nowadays the Narnian world is still a safe haven for people to escape into away from the stressful nature of modern life, as though it is very different to what we know and recognise, we still live in a world as dominated by conflict such as that in Syria and Ukraine and discrimination.
The worlds in books such as these continue to help distract us all from the horrors of the real world, while also enabling us to confront it in a safe medium — something adults clearly feel the need for as well as children.
Equally, YA books are great for evoking nostalgia; they can often remind older readers of their childhoods and teenage yearsmaking them a comforting presence for those who just refuse to grow up and embrace their boring, often excitement-free adult lives.
Society nowadays is so intricately and overwhelmingly critical of YA, and yet it is its simplicity that often provides the most pleasure for young people and adults alike. Never forgetting perhaps the most essential part of the secret appeal of YA books: New generations of young people are constantly growing up, and they are often found reading the same books as their predecessors due to the sheer quality and sense of purpose behind the writing, making them applicable to anyone, at any time.Young Adult Literacy Program.
The Young Adult Literacy Program targets disconnected youth who lack the reading, writing and/or mathematics skills to be enrolled in a high school equivalency (HSE) tests preparation program.
Since , the Young Adults' Choices project has developed an annual list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read. The books are selected by the readers themselves, so they are bound to be popular with middle and secondary school students.
The reading list is a trusted source of book.
It’s not a secret that books written for children, teens and young adults (YAs) often sell far more copies than even the most popular adult reads.
YALSA's publications offer librarians and library workers a wealth of tips and resources to help make your day-to-day job easier! Taize.
This is an ecumenical and interdenominational form of prayer. Youth and young adults are especially encouraged to participate. Taizé is a spirituality . Cybils Awards Mission. The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.