A Brief History Of Queer Young Adult Literature

Michael Waters
Aug 3, 2016 · 11 min read
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Queer representation in YA lit used to be dismal. But in recent years, the tides have turned.

FFollowing its publication in 1952, the novel Spring Fire — now considered to have launched the genre of lesbian pulp fiction — became an instant sensation, selling over 1.5 million copies. Its author, Marijane Meaker, later…