Teen In the Book in Indiana


  • Edith A Campbell Indiana State University


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Teens have been present in Indiana literature since the early twentieth century and they have continued to be present throughout the history of young adult literature in the state. Local publishers have helped maintain this presence. It’s important for librarians and educators to be aware of books written by local authors because reading books written by local authors and set in familiar locations makes stories more accessible to young people. Teachers and librarians can more easily bring local writers into the classroom and this is important in exciting young students about reading and writing.

Author Biography

Edith A Campbell, Indiana State University

            Edith Campbell is a mother, librarian, educator and quilter. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and MLS from Indiana University.  Her passion is promoting literacy in all its many forms to teens and she does this through her blog, CrazyQuiltEdi at http://campbele.wordpress.com and in her work as an Education  Librarian at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Edith currently serves as the IN State Ambassador for the United States Board on Books for Young People and is a past member of YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults selection committee.