• Title: The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004
  • Author: Michael Cart Christine A. Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780810850712
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Heart Has Its Reasons Young Adult Literature with Gay Lesbian Queer Content 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 difficult for young homosexuals
    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 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 ItsSociety does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality It makes it even 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 Reasons examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters Cart and Jenkins chart the evolution of the field of YA literature having GLBTQ gay lesbian bisexual, transgendered, and or queer questioning content They identify titles that are remarkable either for their excellence or failures, noting the stereotypic, wrongheaded, and outdated books as well as the accurate, thoughtful, and tactful titles Useful criteria for evaluating books with GLBTQ content are provided Books and resources of all types are reviewed based on a model that uses the category descriptors of Homosexual Visibility, Gay Assimilation, and Queer Consciousness Community An annotated bibliography and a number of author title lists of books discussed in the text arranged by subject round out this valuable reference for teachers, librarians, parents, and young adults.

    One Reply to “The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004”

    1. 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)

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. A brilliant source for Queer YA Lit research! Would love to see a more updated version of it, though!

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