Melanie A. Marotta

Melanie A. Marotta is a lecturer in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland). Marotta’s research focuses on American literature (in particular African American), young adult literature, the American West, science fiction, and ecocriticism. Her book African American Adolescent Female Heroes: The Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Neo-Slave Narrative, was published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of the Children’s Literature Association series (March 2023). Marotta is originally from Ontario, Canada.