In which Tom Malinowski and Rachel Wilson discuss Young Adult Literature, what it is and what it means for young adults and literature as a whole.

Unsurprisingly, Tom and Rachel mention and recommend a lot of books and they are listed below.

Tom’s Masters Program is in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. Rachel’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults was at Vermont College.

You can follow Rachel at her blog The Storybook Girl or on Twitter.

Finally, just a couple of corrections from Rachel. Forever by Judy Blume came out in 1975, not 1980.
Also, the Madeleine L’Engle quote is:

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.