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Young Adult Fiction and the Stewardship of Pain


by Sara Zarr - September 15, 2008

Good realistic fiction for young adults marries the universal and the specific into stories that give teens both a mirror for their own pain and a glimpse of possible ways of navigating it.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 15, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15373, Date Accessed: 2/21/2020 8:23:43 PM

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  • Sara Zarr

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    SARA ZARR is the author of two novels for young adults. Her first, Story of a Girl, was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an International Reading Association Honor Book. Her latest, Sweethearts, has received three starred reviews and is a BBYA nominee. Both are published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and online at www.sarazarr.com.
 
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