Young adults are typically one of the most difficult target audiences for public libraries. Representation is important ‐ if a young reader cannot relate to the main character, they are likely not to care about what happens to them.The purpose of this study is to conduct a content analysis of popular YA novels published over the past decade to determine how often minorities are portrayed and how this portrayal has developed over time.
"Adolescent Minorities in Popular YA Literature: A Content Analysis,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol7/iss2/5