• Dec 2, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 12:54 mins

Next, Rachel welcomes children’s and young adult literature expert, Karen Coats. They’ll discuss the history of mystery and detective fiction with special emphasis on this genre for children and young adults. Mysteries for children arrived on the scene much earlier than most of us realize. Coats is a professor of English at Illinois State University. She publishes widely on the many ways youth literature both responds to and shapes contemporary culture, as well as how it supports cognitive and emotional growth. She’s also author of multiple books on children’s literature including her newest book, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

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