Our rich and evolving Australian youth literature has grown, and continues to grow, from a tradition of outstanding storytelling with a distinct Aussie flavour. To celebrate the history of Australian Young Adult fiction and pay homage to the long-cherished stories that continue to spark readers’ imaginations and inspire future generations of authors, we asked you to share your favourite Aussie YA classics.
The list you gave us spans four decades of stories, and we’ve gathered your choices on a timeline poster (with their original covers where possible) to give a glimpse of how Aussie YA has evolved through the years. Whether you’re new to Oz YA and keen to discover the books that shaped our youth literature or eager to revisit the stories of your teen years, the poster is a road map to get you started!
View the full list of titles on the LoveOzYA blog via the link above.