04 October 2011

The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature Drops October 20th!

Hi All!

I am very excited about the official release of my book, The Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature. Its release date is set for October 20, 2011. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com, ALAStore, and other major book retail outlets. You can click on the book cover (below) to pre-order from ALAStore. 

If you are a teacher, librarian, author, publisher, or lifelong learner who wants to understand what the street lit craze is all about - this is the book for you!


Forward by New York Times best-selling author Teri Woods

Early Praise for Vanessa Irvin Morris's book:

"Morris' book challenges us to reflect on how we practice our 'service for all' credo. Her excellent scholarship and analysis will assist library staff to become 'literate' about a large body of literature and the ways that literature resonates with a large body of readers." -- Robin Osborne, Editor, From Outreach to Equity: Innovative Models of Library Policy and Practice

"Vanessa Irvin Morris persuasively overturns common prejudices against Street Literature, situating the genre convincingly in a long literary history of narratives located in low-income city neighborhoods. Her broadened conceptualization of the genre provides educators with indispensable tools for linking Street Literature with works of other literary periods and genres, non-fiction formats and even audiovisual media. Librarians and teachers will gain in-depth knowledge about readers’ agency, tastes and complex reading practices – all essential prerequisites for engaging seriously with Street Literature and its readers."-- Kristina Graaff, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
To pre-order: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3302

To connect with Vanessa:
Facebook: Readers Advisory Guide to Street Literature
Blog: StreetLiterature.com
Twitter: @vanirvinmorris
LinkedIn: vanirvinmorris
Website: http://www.vanirvinmorris.com 

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