High School Library
Genres in Literature
Includes stories about journeys, pirates, spies, nature, etc. - historical or modern, fantastical or realistic.
Realistic YA (Young Adult) fiction
Stories about coping after the death of a family member of friend.
Coping with disabilities (physical or mental), injuries, disfigurement or diseases & illnesses.
Some of these fairy tales have been retold and updated as modern fiction; others are more of a historical type; others are the traditional fantasy tales.
These stories occur at different periods in American and World History, from Ancient Times through early 1980s.
HUMAN STORIES (Non-fiction)
Biographies and memoirs about ordinary people who have had to cope with difficult circumstances, which may include physical or mental disabilities, addictions, disorders (such as anorexia), foster care, etc., and how they overcame or survived their adversities. There are also many stories about Holocaust survivors, rescuers, resisters, etc.
Stories concerning characters who are Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual or Transgender.
Who Dun It?
Vampires, werewolves, demons, and other night-roving creatures.
Includes Witches, Faeries, Wizards, Dragons, Animal-like creatures, etc.
stories may be serious, melodramatic, light-hearted or humorous (or any combination of those types) - may be realistic or fantasy.
Futuristic scenarios that may include outer space, aliens, time-travel, advanced technologies, etc.
Each of these stories contain a sports theme (basketball, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, skiing, swimming, track, skateboarding, golf, tennis, boating, etc.) - but also contain other issues; some serious, some humorous.
Stories contain one or more of these elements: magic, ghosts, evil spirits, super or unusual powers, paranormal activity, etc.