Monday, November 7, 2011

Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature

Morris, Vanessa Irvin. The Reader’s Advisory Guide to Street Literature. Chicago: ALA, 2012. 016.813 Morri ISBN 978-0-8389-1110-5.

Street lit, also known as urban fiction, addresses with unflinching grit the concerns and problems of city living. Controversial in some quarters, it is also wildly popular, and this readers advisory by street lit expert Morris

· Sketches out the rich history of the genre, showing why it appeals so strongly to readers and providing a quick way for street lit novices to get up to speed

· Covers a variety of subgenres in terms of scope, popularity, style, major authors and works, and suggestions for readers advisory

· Helps improve library customer service by strengthening the relationship between staff and any street lit fans who are new to the library

Emphasizing an appreciation for street lit as a way to promote reading and library use, Morris's book helps library staff provide knowledgeable guidance.