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Category Archives: Centre for Youth Literature


Graphic novels and ‘reluctant readers’

Last year the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) added the first graphic novel to its VCE English text list. Maus by Art Spiegelman is about a Jewish cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story of surviving Hitler’s Europe. Read more »

The adult vs children’s lit debate: an interview with Morris Gleitzman

  There’s been much debate in the world of young adult (YA) literature after children’s author/illustrator Shoo Rayner posted a blog questioning the decision to award author Patrick Ness the Carnegie Medal (the British Children’s Book Award). The post was ‘Can children have their prize back please?’ … Read more »