Twayne’s Young Adult Authors Series

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  • This groundbreaking series examines the life and work of a bestselling young adult novelist, helping both teachers and readers of young adult literature to understand many of their favorite authors. Each title in this unique series provides: a succinct, readable summary of the life and art of a leading young adult author; extensive interviews with the author themselves, giving young readers the means to get to know their favorite authors as real people; jargon-free literary analysis of the author's work with attention to plot, theme, character, setting and imagery; a chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, list of awards, photos, index, and more; and insights and background material helpful for teaching mid-grade and young adult novels.




  • Patricia Campbell