EP 29a Read Into the Fine Lines between Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction part 1

By Alanna King

Beth, Lisa and Alanna talk about building the collection for middle grade and young adult readers. We try to define the lines between readiness, readability and engagement for each level. How do you organize a collection with multiple ages? How do you engage your alpha-readers to promote books? How do the same themes and archetypes stay fresh in the genres?

Shoutouts to Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Amulet, Pernille Ripp, Falcon Wild, the Narnia series, Desperately Seeking Susan, grade 5 podcaster https://twitter.com/JordanThinking, S.K. Ali, Marrow Thieves, Blended and The Outsiders

Inspired by this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/why-so-many-adults-are-love-young-adult-literature/547334/