Spent a bit talking with “Lisa” the YA librarian about young adult literature today. That got me thinking about this essay by Margo Rabb that was in the New York Times a few days ago about how while there is still a stigma with being a YA author, sometimes it does work out for the best.
Miss Print: “I didn’t realize there was still a stigma attached to YA literature.”
Lisa: “Well yeah because it’s awesome. Don’t you think YA literature is a lot better than when we were teens?” [Lisa is two years older than me so we were teens at the same time more or less]
Miss Print: “I don’t really remember reading YA books when I was a teen. I’d read fantasy books but those were sometimes from children’s. I spent a lot of time reading classics because my school didn’t assign them.”
Lisa: “Was that your rebellion? Mine was going to bible study.”
And there you have it.