Street Lit Novels and Triangle-Area Public Libraries: A Search through the OPACS (Online Public Access Catalogs)

by Jones, Shanita D.

Abstract (Summary)
Street lit novels are reemerging in popularity. Their content is as controversial as it was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines were writing their similar black experience novels. Despite their controversy, major publishers sign the authors and bookstores carry the titles. Public libraries also strive to provide popular books for their patrons. This research examines whether public libraries in the Triangle-area of North Carolina own bestselling street lit titles.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Claudia Gollop

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:street lit black literature evaluation chiles nick publishers and publishing public libraries collection development policy statements


Date of Publication:04/28/2006

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