Awesome Infographics: YA Cover Art Trends in 2011


We recently came across Uncovering YA Covers, an amazing series of infographics drawn up by YA author Kate Hart about the trends in YA cover art in 2011, and we have to admit, we were discouraged but not unsurprised at some of the things she found. Looking at The Elevensies and the Goodreads list of 2011 YA releases, Hart analyzed over 600 book covers for a variety of criteria — color, minority representation, the way girls are portrayed (headless, dead, ready for prom) — and turned her findings into these fun charts. Click through to school yourself on the YA book cover trends (so much filigree, as it turns out), and let us know what you think in the comments!

See even more over at Hart’s website.