In this podcast, Michael Cart interviews Lizzie Skurnick author of the just released Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics we Never Stopped Reading. Lizzie is also the author of the blog Old Hag and is a columnist for Jezebel.
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The podcast discussion covers:
- Shelf Discovery
- The range of human experience covered in teen novels.
- How teens read and what they get out of reading realistic fiction.
- Books including Secret Lives by Bertha Amos, Jacob Have I Loved, Phyllis Reynold Naylor’s Alice series, and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp.
- Reasons why novels for girls and women do not receive the respect they deserve.
- Skurnick’s career & the readership of her Jezebel columns.
- The future of print reviewing and the changing world of reading in electronic and print formats.