Episode 103.5
Hey YA Extra Credit: The Career Novel

Kelly offers a history of the YA career novel, a genre catering to showcasing jobs to (white, straight) teen girls before they took their real jobs as wives.

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SHOW NOTES

“Is The Nurse Portrayed in Career Novels Fiction or Real?”

Mapping a History of Adolescence and Literature For Adolescents

“Cherry Ames Nursing Game”

Series Books website

Cherry Ames, Island Nurse

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