This guide identifies fiction and recent literary criticism which explore themes of ethnicity, gender and sexuality, social class, and disability. For further assistance with finding titles, contact a librarian!
The American novel is considered to be the most democratic of forms, capable of accommodating the diverse voices in American culture. In search of a national literature and culture, American readers found in the novel a genre elastic enough to represent the changing demographics and ideologies of American life.--"Fiction." Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History