One Young Adult Memoir Coming Up!

A couple of excerpts from the YA memoir in graphic form.
I'll admit I've spent some time in bookstores browsing through the N section to see where my books will someday sit (somewhere after Nabakov). I usually find myself in fiction but recently I've discovered many of my favorite books in the young adult section (I highly recommend The Book Thief and The Hunger Games).

When I first started shopping Through Eyes Like Mine to agents and publishers, a few noted that it might read well as a young adult book. Back then I wasn't so sure, but as this genre continues to expand and sell, well, I think they might be right!  Except that there is no "Young Adult Memoir" genre. There isn't a YA Memoir section at your local book store so I'm not sure where people would look to find my book. Who am I kidding? There's hardly a local bookstore anymore let alone a shelf in the Young Adult Memoirs section.  But you know what, there should be local bookstores and there should be a shelf where adults and young adults alike could find my book in autobiographies, or memoirs, or local authors, or wherever a bookstore might put me.

But before I start reorganizing imaginary local bookstores and establishing new literary genres, I'd like to know what you think.  Where would you shelve Through Eyes Like Mine in your local bookstore or library?

Oh, and if you haven't hunted down a copy just yet, you can go to the on-line bookstore in the sky (Amazon) or you can ask me and I can get you a copy. I'll even sign it for you. I'm all about options.

1 comment:

  1. If there's no Young Adult Memoir section, where the heck is Justin Beiber's book shelved? He's not old enough for a full autobiography!

    I hadn't even thought if your book in that category because I know you as an adult, but I really do think it would read well in YA.