Lecture Series: Evaluating Portrayals of Mental Illness in YA Fiction

Cost: Free


Apr 26 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wood Buffalo Regional Library
1 MacDonald Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5, Canada


Wood Buffalo Regional Library

Diversifying young adult (YA) collections is a common topic among librarians, educators, and authors. Ideally,
diversity allows us to celebrate differences while simultaneously recognizing the similarities in our common
humanity. My research considers how mental illness is portrayed in YA fiction. Additionally, how I might
assess books for appropriate representations before I add them to my library’s collection or recommend
them to readers. Join me to discuss what I have learned on my research journey, including a review of several
books and why they may (or may not be!) worth recommending.

Admission is free, and no registration is required.

In partnership with Keyano College

Friday, April 28

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm