19-13 Segment 1: Using YA Fiction to Help Young People Process Big Issues

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For a few decades now, teens have flocked to YA novels like The Hunger Games or The Fault in Our Stars. Why are they so popular? We talk to two novelists who say young adult fiction can help teens consider big issues and life and ‘practice’ their responses to real-world problems like violence and drugs.

Guests:

  • Marie Lu, author, Wildcard
  • Ellen Hopkins, author, People Kill People

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