Coming of Age in a Divided City: Cultural Hybridity and Ethnic Injustice in Sandra Cisneros and Veronica Roth

Suzanne Manizza Roszak*

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Abstract

In YA texts by Sandra Cisneros and Veronica Roth, the social injustice of segregation and the pressure to forsake hybrid identities shape the coming-of-age process. While both novels encourage teens to resist this pressure, Roth’s avoids directly acknowledging issues of ethnicity and racism, missing important opportunities for witnessing and allyship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-77
Number of pages17
JournalChildren's Literature
Volume44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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