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Young Readers Database of Literature (YRDL)

About the project

Status: active

Project team: Nichole Nomura, Quinn Dombrowski;

Collaborators: Jennifer Wolf, Karen Ge;

Start date: Jun 15, 2020

Last updated: Feb 1, 2022

Stanford Literary Lab at DH 2022
Jul 25, 2022

Young Readers Database of Literature (YRDL)
Apr 28, 2022

The Young Readers Database of Literature (YRDL) is a collaboration between Stanford Literary Lab members and affiliates in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Stanford Department of English, and the Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. The database contains rich metadata for over 30,000 works of children’s, middle-grade, and YA fiction novels in English from the 20th and 21st century, including publisher information, readability metrics, and awards status, as well as a full-text corpus.

YRDL projects include examining explicit Asian identity, math and math mindsets, and "maturity" at the level of words.