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Young Adult Literature: Young Adult Literature

Information about the genre and CSULB's collection.

Young Adult literature is generally described as books written for an audience of 12-20 year olds.  It may also include books primarily written for adults but which have appeal to younger readers.

The CSULB Children's Collection has a section dedicated to YA Fiction, PZ7.5.  Non-fiction written for Young Adults is located throughout the children's non-fiction collection (Rm 204).

Searching COAST for YA Books

Use COAST, the library catalog, to search for YA books.  Limit your search to Children's Collection and search title, author, or keyword.

All YA Fiction will have call numbers starting PZ7.5 and then the first four letters of the author's name.

YA non-fiction is located throughout the children's collection, find the general call number area for your topic, and head over there to pick out the best books for your age group.

Overdrive eBooks

We have eBooks available through OverDrive, including The Fault in Our Stars and the Harry Potter series.  You can read them on your mobile device or on your computer.  Download the OverDrive app and search for CSULB library.  Sign in and you're ready to go!

You can also find them in COAST by searching keyword:overdrive and limit to Children's Collection.

YA Places on the Web

Books are still challenged and banned everyday across the USA.  Head to the Banned Books tab to see examples, and visit ALA's website for more information.

#1 Banned Book from 2015: