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The Voya reader
Broderick, Dorothy M.
Publication Information:
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1990.
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xii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
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Z1037.A1 V68 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Since April 1978, The voice of youth advocates, has dedicated itself to the perspective of young adult librarians and the adolescents they serve, publishing articles and reviews of young adult books and audio-visual materials. This selection reprints 47 pieces, predominantly from the earlier years of the magazine, organized under five headings: censorship, youth participation, humor, literature, programming and services for young adults, and authors of young adult books. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Booklist Review

In her introduction to this collection of articles from the journal Voice of Youth Advocates, Broderick says that she will be satisfied if those who read or discuss the book "find themselves thinking." That the reader would not is an utter impossibility. What might appear at first glance to be just another anthology is, in fact, an excellent conceptual guide to library services for young adults. Just as Broderick's earlier Library Work with Children [BKL Ap 15 78] approached children's services from the point of view of meeting users' (not librarians') needs, The Voya Reader discusses censorship, youth participation, programming, literature, etc. from the YA point of view. In particular, Todd Strasser's "Behind the Scenes Censorship" and a letter about the Spokane Public Library's Young Adult Advisory Committee and its real effect on a young person's life are outstanding explications of why YA services are essential. ~--Charles Harmon