Article Title

Challenging Girlhood

About Author

Mary Ann Harlan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at San Jose State University. She earned her PhD in 2012 completing research that focused on information practices of teen content creators. Since that time she has been researching representations of girlhood in popular texts, particularly Young Adult literature. Her current research investigates how teens understand fiction as an information source, and the practices they engage in while reading fiction that uses information to learn. She also is the Teacher Librarian Program Coordinator, having spent 10 years in school libraries in California.