A Conspiracy of Lemurs

Crossing Boundaries in YA and MG Fiction

September 26, 2022 Jaynie Royal Season 2 Episode 4
A Conspiracy of Lemurs
Crossing Boundaries in YA and MG Fiction
Show Notes

One of the most common themes in literature for young people is boundaries crossed—in friendship and family.  Young people are changing rapidly, and they often find it very hard to know their own boundaries, or when they've crossed the boundaries of others, until conflicts arise.  With our guests Ona Gritz, author of the middle grade novel, August or Forever, and Carol Dines, the author of the young adult novel, The Take-Over Friend, we  explore what boundaries are, why they are important, why boundaries change in relationships, and why communication in family and friendship is both challenging and important.