Michael Cart’s Booklist confessions
For Immediate Release
American Library Association
CHICAGO — For more than 20 years, Michael Cart’s column for Booklist has delighted YA literature enthusiasts and bibliophiles in general with an engaging mixture of wit, insight, and good old fashioned publishing industry gossip. Spotlighting Cart’s unique perspective as both devoted book reviewer and self-proclaimed book addict, “Confessions of a Book Reviewer: The Best of Carte Blanche,” published by ALA Editions, offers readers the chance to trace the blossoming of YA lit into a bona fide phenomenon that continues to grow in popularity. In the columns gathered here, he explores:
- reading, writing, and book collections and collecting;
- the past, present and future of YA lit;
- a multitude of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, humor, and comics; and
- memories of notable figures in the world of publishing through tributes and memorials.
Cart is also the author or editor of 24 books, including “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism,” now in its third edition. He is a past president of both the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English). He has taught young adult literature at UCLA and lectures nationally on the subject. He is the recipient of the Grolier Award and the YALSA/ Greenwood Publishing Group Services to Young Adults’ Achievement Award.
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