Dr. Ernie Bond Explores Turning “Fault in Our Stars” and Other Young Adult Literature Into Hit Movies

Article ID: 618917

Released: 5-Jun-2014 4:10 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Salisbury University

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The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s best-selling young adult novel, is the biggest pre-selling romantic drama ever, according to Fandango. Variety calls it this summer’s breakout hit. What does it take to turn a good book into a good movie? How does this inspire reading, among teens – and their parents? Other recent critically lauded movies have been based on young adult literature such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Dr. Ernie Bond, a specialist in children’s and young adult literature, is available to discuss the “great book” behind this highly-anticipated film. Bond attended Kenyon College in Ohio, as did Green, and later earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Chair of Salisbury University’s Teacher Education Department, Bond has written on Harry Potter’s ability to blur the line between juvenile and adult fiction. He also co-wrote a chapter for the acclaimed anthology Harry Potter’s World, noting that the Potter series has inspired children to read – and write.

He is a member of the United States Board on Books for Young People and The International Reading Association. He has served on the juries for the Green Earth Book Awards, Outstanding International Books for Children and Young Adults and the international Hans Christian Andersen Award.

To schedule an interview, contact Katie Curtin at 410-543-6030 or kmcurtin@salisbury.edu.


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