Major

English

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

In this project, I will explore the world of YA literature and publishing with a focus on three female authors, Dr. Julie Drew, Rachele Alpine, and Colleen Clayton, and will use their most recently published young adult literature books to further reinforce my research. I will focus on how those texts fit into or go against the current canon of YAL, what common themes these stories touch on, how an adolescent reader might relate to the story and the characters, and other nuances of the texts.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Mary Biddinger

First Reader

Dr. Jon Miller

Second Reader

Dr. Patrick Chura

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