Abandonment and Invisible Children in Contemporary Canadian Young Adult Fiction

  • Abbie Ventura
Keywords: invisibility, YA fiction


Review of:

Adderson, Caroline. Middle of Nowhere. Toronto: Groundwood, 2012.

Armstrong, Luanne. I’ll Be Home Soon. Vancouver: Ronsdale, 2012.

Goobie, Beth. Jason’s Why. Markham: Red Deer, 2013.

Tanaka, Shelley. Nobody Knows. Toronto: Groundwood, 2012.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2014.0017

Author Biography

Abbie Ventura

Abbie Ventura is UC Foundation Assistant Professor and Associate Head of the English Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature and culture. She has published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, and her research encompasses issues of ethics and ideological inclusion in the production of twentieth- and twenty-first-century children’s literature. She recently contributed “Post-Fordist Nation: The Economics and Empire of Childhood and the New Global Citizenship” to the collection Nations of Childhood and is currently working on a manuscript examining international children’s literature in developing countries.

How to Cite
Ventura, A. (2014). Abandonment and Invisible Children in Contemporary Canadian Young Adult Fiction. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 6(2). Retrieved from https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/246
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