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Essay on why English departments should teach and embrace young adult fiction @insidehighered

"…there is nothing new at all about great numbers of fully grown people reading fiction that was not written for adults. What is fairly new is the value we place on a particular sense of adulthood. There are lots of interesting arguments to have about what makes any novel bad, good, or great. Using age as shorthand for aesthetic quality is not the best way to frame these arguments."’

-Teresa Michals

Next time I hear,  schmournalists say adults shouldn’t read YA, I’ll point them to this excellent essay!

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