Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 — mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend’s Tracy Wholf reports.
Walter Dean Myers is the award-winning author of over 100 books, written especially for young adults and children. His goal: to get more children reading. Jeffrey Brown reports on how reading and writing saved helped Myers as a child and his current role as Library Of Congress’ National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature. Continue reading
The Food and Drug Administration may soon require drug companies to expand antidepressant warning labels to include increased suicide risk for young adults, according to a plan put forth by FDA officials at an advisory hearing Wednesday. Continue reading