I’m not sure if this is going to come out as a plea or a rant, probably a little of both. What is with non-fiction for teenagers?
So here’s a little rant. Why is it, there’s a plethora of lovely non-fiction titles available at a librarian’s ordering whims when it comes to children’s non-fiction, but when it comes to teen or young adult non-fiction it’s like you hear crickets chirping or see tumbleweed rolling across the landscape? There are a few publishers who have cornered the market on YA non-fiction. These oases of money making machines have learned that if you write it, librarians will buy it.
Maybe I’m just not seeing the bigger picture and I’m stuck in a rut. If you know of any publishers that I’ve left off of the following list that are age appropriate for YAs let me know, I’d appreciate it. Until then I’m pretty much going to stick to scanning the catalogs and looking at crossover titles from the realms of the adult and children’s sections.
YA Non-Fiction Publishers:
Gale: Greenhaven, Lucent
Marshall Cavendish: Benchmark
I’m hoping that as soon as I post this, all the resourceful people that I know who read this blog will come to my aid and give me more suggestions to add to my list. Thanks in advance for your help.