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GWU MPS Cohort 12 Weekly Newsletter


Week Two – Sept. 26th

Posts by Newsletter Group Two: Kady Turner, Christian Larsen, Allison Daugherty, Lindsay Peters, Tierra Dinkins, Jessica Starr

Trends in the Children’s Segment of Publishing

This week our group focused on the changes in YA and children’s fiction. There is a shift happening in the children’s segment of trade publishing that has both good and bad repercussions. Graphic Novels are transitioning back into schools trying... Continue Reading →

Not-So-Young Adult Fiction: Why the Shift to More Mature Content?

To say that Young Adult novels featuring darker, more mature, themes weren’t on the shelves some ten years ago would be inaccurate. All of the books featured in the above image were published before 2005. These novels were there, hiding... Continue Reading →

Most YA Fiction is Grown-Up Fiction in Disguise

  Anthony McGowan recently researched the growing phenomenon that is changing the audience for YA (Young Adult) books. Most publishers will agree that YA novels are intended for a teenage audience. However, "figures show that 80% of Ya literature is... Continue Reading →

Graphic Novels Go Back to School

  Shannon Maughan provides an enlightening and informative insight on the rising use of graphic novels in classrooms and school libraries. The article explains that 60% of the population are visual learners and educators are just now teaching in a... Continue Reading →

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