Pop superstar Rihanna’s public revelations about an abusive relationship underscore the importance of this special edition of InFocus with Eden Lane. Young Adult novels, also known as YA Lit, are more than Vampires, Wizards, and First Love Romances. This week Eden sits down with Julie Anne Peters. A successful YA author, Julie lives in Colorado and has received commercial success and critical acclaim. (a National Book Award finalist) Most of Julie's novels have Gay. Lesbian, or Transgender teens as major characters. Julie invited Eden to her rare book signing event at the Tattered Cover for Rage: A Love Story which explores domestic violence within a young lesbian couple. We meet Julie and learn about the genesis of this project. Some of Julie's teen readers who identify as LGBT explain why they love Julie's work and how it affects their lives. More than an author profile, this edition of In Focus with Eden Lane will open important discussions or build on those already begun in the wake of Rihanna's public experience with an abusive relationship.
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