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Young Adult Collection

A guide to Carleton's young adult literature, with a special focus around LGBTQ+ representation

Welcome to the YA Collection Guide!

This guide is designed to provide information on the resources available regarding young adult literature, with a focus on books with LGBTQ+ representation. The guide includes information on the physical YA collection, the online Catalyst collection, Overdrive E-books, and LGBTQ+ book lists with access suggestions.

What does YA mean?

Young adult (YA) is not a genre, but a category that contains any books marketed towards people aged 12-18 (though these ages are flexible). However, the marketing of a book simply indicates that the books should be interesting to and appropriate for people within the age range, but absolutely anyone can enjoy these books.


Click on the page tabs on the left to find out more about our resources!