The Mainstreaming of Controversy in Children’s and YA Book Award Winners: How on Earth Did <em>That</em> Book Win?

  • Robert Bittner
Keywords: book award, YA fiction

Abstract

Review of:

Brooks, Kevin. The Bunker Diary. New York: Carolrhoda, 2015.

Reid, Raziel. When Everything Feels Like the Movies. Vancouver: Arsenal, 2014.

Smith, Andrew. Grasshopper Jungle. New York: Dutton, 2014.

Tamaki, Mariko. This One Summer. Illus. Jillian Tamaki. Toronto: Groundwood, 2014.

Author Biography

Robert Bittner

Robert Bittner is a SSHRC-funded doctoral candidate at Simon Fraser University. He studies in the department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and is currently working with transgender narratives in children’s and young adult literature. He has served on the John Newbery Medal committee and the Michael L. Printz Award jury. His work has appeared in The ALAN Review, Journal of LGBT Youth, and Bookbird.

Published
2016-02-12
How to Cite
Bittner, R. (2016). The Mainstreaming of Controversy in Children’s and YA Book Award Winners: How on Earth Did <em>That</em&gt; Book Win?. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 7(2). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/330
Section
Review Essays