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ERIC Number: EJ875989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
What Do Young Adult Novels Say about HIV/AIDS? A Second Look
Gross, Melissa; Goldsmith, Annette; Carruth, Debi
Library Quarterly, v78 n4 p397-418 Oct 2008
Young adult information needs related to HIV/AIDS persist. However, in recent years, little has been written in either the research or the professional literature in library and information science about the HIV/AIDS information needs of youth. This article reports on a content analysis of young adult novels written in English between 1995 and 2005 that contain at least one character who is HIV positive or who has AIDS. The methods, definitions, and research questions replicate a study that assessed young adult novels published between 1981 and 1994 and bring the study forward by focusing on newer works and trends that have developed in this body of literature. While some of the problems identified in the previous study persist, in the current body of literature under study, improvements have been made in terms of providing more specific, usable, and personally relevant facts about HIV/AIDS for young adults.
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Language: English
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