No 109 (2019): Identity and Adversity
This issue of the YA Hotline delves into the various struggles of identity and adversity that teens experience. Most teens, at some point, will experience periods of adversity. Sometimes these trying experiences will take the form of challenging social relationships, identity development, physical changes or differences, experiencing a loss, and so on. However, through this issue we strive to not only explore the often difficult experiences of marginalized youth, but also emphasize the potential for strength and growth that can come out of adversity. We see this issue as contributing to the field of youth librarianship by providing analytical discussions of youth identity, adversity, and perseverance, as well as important resources for supporting young people experiencing hardship and the challenges of self-discovery.