Young Adult Books (ages 12+) • Essays
Oh No, Books!
Why the children and young adults say “Oh, no!” to books?
Writer Mine Soysal, who has conducted interactive meetings with thousands of students about their reading habits and preferences, wrote this book based on her inspirations and observations. Thirty-two genuine stories that approach the concepts of “book” and “reading” from the view points of children and young adults brings up to discussion what is being experienced in the children’s and young adults literature in Turkey in recent years. The book contains surprising, thought-provoking and even some funny stories related to the “reading” experiences of youngsters.
Mine SoysalMine Soysal was born in 1959 in İstanbul. Soysal graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Ancient Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in 1981. Until 1994 she worked as an archeologist and researcher in Istanbul Archeology Museums and implemented exhibition projects. She founded Günışığı Kitaplığı in 1996, a publishing house specialised in Turkish and world literature for children and young adults. In 2005, she prepared the story book Ala, the Child on the Road (Ala Çocuk Yollarda) for children. She currently […]
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