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"Young Adult" Literature? Panel Discussion

As a part of the CCR/CALS Community Read of The Book Thief, Penn State hosted a lively discussion of the definition and state of "young adult" literature.

From the event description:

Panelists from the academic and publishing worlds will puzzle over the sometimes porous boundaries between "adult" and "young adult" literature categories, commenting on Markus Zusak's The Book Thief as a test case. Set during the Holocaust, Zusak's popular novel has been marketed around the world as "adult fiction" but as "young adult literature" in the United States. Following opening statements, the panelists will invite questions from the audience.