Angela Carstensen has served as a school librarian since 2000. Currently, she is Director of Library and Information Services at Sacred Heart Greenwich, a private K-12 girl’s school in Connecticut. She is author of Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Titles and Programs for a New Generation (ALA Editions, 2011), and former editor of School Library Journal’s Adult Books 4 Teens blog. Angela has chaired YALSA’s Michael L. Printz Award, Alex Award, and Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adult committees.
- About the Author
Teen literature expert Carstensen, creator and editor of School Library Journal‘s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents this comprehensive resource for serving the reading interests of teens in all types of libraries. Moving far beyond merely offering lists of book titles, this RA guide specifically helps librarians and educators in public libraries, middle and high school libraries, and colleges and universities expand their knowledge of young adult literature genre by genre. Covering popular YA titles as well as adult titles with crossover appeal, Carstensen
- offers in-depth chapters discussing realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical fiction, thrillers, and nonfiction;
- includes core titles and authors in each genre that can be used to create a reading plan, plus specific whole collection readers’ advisory advice for serving both existing fans and those new to the genre;
- examines teen reading habits and offers tips for successful marketing; and
- provides guidance on getting up to speed as well as additional resources for staying current.
This guide will help readers’ advisors understand what teens appreciate about their favorite genres while also serving as a helpful collection development tool.