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“The Hunger Games.” “Harry Potter.” “Divergent.” Those titles all share status as blockbuster film franchises, but they’re also linked as products of the resurgent genre of Young Adult (YA) literature, according to Dr. Shana Hartman, assistant professor of English at Gardner-Webb University.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Professor Discusses Popularity Surge of Young Adult Literature" (2014). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1450.