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Radical Reads: 101 YA Novels on the Edge
Radical young adult fiction can be edgy and raw, which is why young adults who read it find it to be very relevant to their lives. This work identifies 101 books and presents them in a way that will help the librarian defend their presence in the library or classroom.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Scarecrow Press
(first published 1996)
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It is interesting to flip through this eight years after publication. There is plenty of information here that can help librarians, teachers, parents, and even students find and describe appealing YA books. Yet I'm stunned by how this list of 101 titles has aged: what was once 'radical' is now mainstream(Tangerine and Wringer and Holes), what was once new has become quaint (Virtual War: The Virtual War Chronologs--Book 1 and Burning Up and The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems). In an ...more