Are Teen Guys Under-Represented in Young Adult Literature?

I’ve been following the debate over the relative dearth of young adult novels targeted specifically at guys. I blogged about the subject last month. Robert Lipsyte decried a lack of edgy novels targeted to teen guys in the New York Times recently. Saundra Mitchell responded with an excellent list (I’m being self-serving here, given the […]
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Why Don’t More Teen Guys Read YA?

The #YAlitchat on Twitter tonight was about men who write YA, but it quickly evolved into a discussion of why more male teens don’t read young adult. It’s almost impossible to have a nuanced discussion in 140 character snippets, so here’s my take: 1) Boys and girls develop differently. Duh, you say, but did you […]
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