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