First it was Harry Potter and then Twilight. Fads in children’s and young adult literature have reached a fever pitch in recent years. Lines of fans snake around bookstores in anticipation of midnight releases. Movie adaptations of children’s books are box office winners. But most people aren’t aware of some of recent trends in children’s and young adult books.
Joining us to page through a few is Mary Ann Cappiello, assistant professor of literature at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mary Ann mentioned these nonfiction books for children during today's piece: