Friday, August 8, 2014
Friday Freebie: What I'm Reading in Ten Minutes or Less: MG vs. YA
What's the difference? From my perspective, the biggest difference, generally speaking, is the themes that are explored. The ages of the protagonists are different, too; most kids like to read about characters who are a little older than they are.
But the line, never very clear in the first place, is becoming even more blurry. And last month, Publishers Weekly had a great post about how booksellers decide to shelve these boundary-blurring titles and how they help patrons to make sense of the options. (Yet another reason to go to brick-and-mortar stores when you're choosing books for kids of any age).
If you're the parent of an elementary or middle school reader, you'll find this article worth a read. And, you may find the comments that follow the post just as interesting as the booksellers' perspectives.