The Role of Protestant Christianity in Modern Young Adult Realistic Fiction
The influence of the religious right into political and social arenas of the United States has sparked an increased interest in religion and religious ideas in young adult realistic fiction.
||Religion, Literature, Young Adult Fiction
The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.7-14.
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As an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, my specialties are children’s and young adult literature and school librarianship. My main areas of research at this time are the role of Protestant Christianity in modern young adult realistic fiction (subject of dissertation), children’s choice books awards, and training teachers to use the library and to collaborate with the librarian in order to improve academic achievement. I have an MLS from Texas Woman’s University and a PhD from Rutgers University. I have recently been appointed to two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) committees: ICONnect Committee and AUP Book Selection Committee. I have been a book reviewer for School Library Journal since 1996.
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