CYA (Children's and Young Adultís Literature, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Division Head


Topics/Authors/Works of particular interest to the CYA division following this yearís theme:


Childhood in Geoff Rymanís works (How is innocence constructed?How is the queer child unlike the straight child in portrayal and perception?)

Boyhood and violence

Myth, folklore, and the construction of gender in children's literature

Girls' fiction

Boys' fiction

Revising gender roles in traditional children's literature

Revising traditional sexuality in children's literature

Girls and boys crossing between public and private spheres

Sexuality in the classroom

Sexuality in the children's and teen's library

King and King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville

Color, line, and gender in picture books

How technology changes concepts and modes of gender formation

Mothers & Fathers

Children's poetry

Crossover "adult" fantasy for teens (Marion Zimmer Bradley, Samuel R. Delany, etc.)

Once Upon a Mattress

Children's cartoons

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman