Major Trends in Children's & Young Adult Literature


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What is a library collection?

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1. Which of the following might you think about when assessing the diversity of your collection?

2. Which of the following genres is currently very popular among children and young adults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to see how much you know about major trends in children's and young adult literature. Key topics include an explanation of a library collection and how to evaluate the diversity of a collection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be covering the following on the quiz:

  • A popular genre in children's and young adult literature nowadays
  • Potential audience for graphic novels
  • Genres that are mixed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the literature lesson, like which genre is currently popular among kids and young adults
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define what a library collection is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about assessing diversity in a collection and a type of person who would enjoy a graphic novel

Additional Learning

For more on books for younger readers, you can view the lesson named Major Trends Children's & Young Adult Literature. These key points will be highlighted:

  • Recent trends in diversity in library collections, like books about gender identities
  • Genre examples
  • Why students tend to enjoy books that mix fiction with nonfiction