Young Adult Literature and Multimedia: A Quick Guide 2012, 8th edition
Beth Wrenn-Estes, David V. Loertscher, and Sharron L. McElmeel; Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2011; ISBN 978-1-933170-69-5; $33.00
Completely updated for the 2012-2013 school year, this 8th edition includes two- and four-page spreads that cover many genres in Young Adult Literature and Multimedia. Each spread gives a history of the genre, sample titles, and spotlights authors and how to keep up in that particular genre. Topics include: The young adult novel, fantasy and science fiction, history, popular music, and teen television, among others. Its greatest strengths in comparison to other guides on young adult literature is its price, yet it is a quality introduction for teachers and librarians. Purchasers of the print edition have access to a digital book2cloud edition where collaborative work can be done by readers of the interactive e-book. Instructions are found inside the printed cover on how to access this collaborative tool. We welcome Beth Wren-Estes to the authorship of this edition, replacing Mary Ann Harlan.