Genre Bending

Do kids and teens at your library love micro-genres you might not even have a term for yet? What about books that mash up tropes from multiple genres (a sci-fi retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion? It's a thing!)? Is a YA romance really a romance if the protagonists aren't a couple at the end? Let's roll up our sleeves and get deep in the weeds of genre terminology to meet our readers' appeal factors with as much specificity as possible! We'll provide lots of examples and opportunity for group discussion.


Sophie Brookover, LibraryLink NJ
Elizabeth Burns, NJSL Talking Book & Braille Center
Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library

Event Time: 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:20pm


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