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The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content 1969-2004

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Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or--if published for adults--relevant to them and their lives. The Heart Has Its ...more
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published March 30th 2006 by Scarecrow Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Ocean
Oct 30, 2010 Ocean rated it really liked it
wow, this book was basically like attaching a funnel to my brain and dumping hundreds of blended-up queer ya novels right inside! extremely pleasurable, if you're a queer-ya lit nerd (which, obviously, i am)
Pghbekka
Jul 12, 2012 Pghbekka rated it it was amazing
Really well researched and informative, while being enjoyable to read. A good feat! Explains my current to-read attack.

What I've learned so far: Between 1969 and 2004, 200 books with LGBTQ content aimed at the young adult audience were published in the US. That's such a miniscule amount! It has increased over the years, of course.

I have other thoughts about how much I love the authors' treatment of this subject, but maybe I'll get back to that later.
Lorena Miyuki
Oct 07, 2016 Lorena Miyuki rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
4,5/5 só porque acho que ele poderia ser maior e abordar outros livros - mais da metade dos capítulos se concentra nos mesmos autores e nas mesmas obras.
É uma leitura indispensável, porém, para quem estuda o gênero e tem uma metodologia clara e simples, pronta pra ser usada em outras pesquisas também.
Amanda
Jun 28, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
I got this thinking it was an encyclopedia, and was pleasantly surprised when it was actually a critical review. It was interesting to read how the field develop and I appreciated the fact that authors analyzed both the content of the books and their literary quality. It definitely brought me right back to that horrified moment when I realized that The Drowning of Stephan Jones was, in fact, terrible.
J.
May 28, 2009 J. rated it it was amazing
Just a fantastic book for reference, with a little bit of theory to take away, as well. If you're a scholar of YA or LGBT lit (or both), you absolutely need this book on your shelf.
Adriana Martinez Figueroa
Dec 22, 2016 Adriana Martinez Figueroa rated it it was amazing
A brilliant source for Queer YA Lit research! Would love to see a more updated version of it, though!
M
Jun 09, 2015 M rated it liked it
Useful more as an annotated bibliography than as a work of analysis.
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Former Director of the Beverly Hills (CA) Public Library and a Past President of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Michael Cart is a nationally recognized expert in children's and young adult literature. Now a columnist and reviewer for ALA's Booklist magazine, he is the author or editor of eight books, including From Romance to Realism, a critical history of YA literature; MY FATHER'S ...more
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