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Children's Literature: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Contemporary Fiction

Contemporary fiction is set in the present time (or was when it was written) and addresses issues that children face everyday.  This covers many subgenres, including sports stories, survival stories, and mysteries, and shows children resolving conflict in their lives.

Resources for Finding Contemporary Fiction

Writing Contemporary Fiction

Authors Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Paterson discuss some of the difficulty with writing contemporary fiction.

Contemporary Realistic Fiction @ the MCC Library