Want a recap of the presentation I gave alongside Angie Manfredi, Andrea Sowers, Katie Salo, and Abby Johnson (who couldn’t attend but contributed significantly) or you missed our session and want to see what we talked about? Here you can check out our Prezi, and you can download the 15-page handout.
Our presentation covered what’s going on in contemporary YA fiction today, emphasizing titles that are very current. Nothing we talked about was published before 2010, and our handout includes a significant section of titles that are forthcoming.
The Prezi itself is nothing fancy, though we’ve categorized our talk by topics (diversity, desire, darkness, and death — covering diversity, romance, tough topics, and mystery) and each highlighted roughly 10 titles that fit our category.
I’ve made my portion of the presentation a viewable document here, so you can see what books I talked about and you can see how I framed the importance of “dark” topics.
Want to know what we’re recommending you check out beyond these titles? This handout should give plenty of insight into the breadth of contemporary YA fiction.
Feel free to download, copy, and use any information from our presentation. Just give credit where credit is due. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, and don’t forget to check out our Flowchart to Contemporary YA Fiction.