The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature

by Vanessa Irvin Morris
     
 

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Foreword by New York Times best-selling author Teri Woods

Street lit, also known as urban fiction, addresses with unflinching grit the concerns and problems of city living. Controversial in some quarters, it is also wildly popular, and this readers’ advisory by street lit expert Morris

* Sketches out the rich history of the genre, showing why… See more details below

Overview

Foreword by New York Times best-selling author Teri Woods

Street lit, also known as urban fiction, addresses with unflinching grit the concerns and problems of city living. Controversial in some quarters, it is also wildly popular, and this readers’ advisory by street lit expert Morris

* Sketches out the rich history of the genre, showing why it appeals so strongly to readers and providing a quick way for street lit novices to get up to speed
* Covers a variety of subgenres in terms of scope, popularity, style, major authors and works, and suggestions for readers’ advisory
* Serves as a tool to improve library customer service by strengthening the relationship between library staff and patrons who may be new to using public libraries

Emphasizing an appreciation for street lit as a way to promote reading and library use, Morris’s book helps library staff establish their “street cred” by giving them the information they need to provide knowledgeable guidance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838993637
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
1 MB

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