CART, Michael. American, b. 1941. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Young adult fiction. Career: Library director, journalist, and novelist. Logansport-Cass County Public Library, Logansport, IN, director, 1967-73; Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA, director of public services, 1973-76; Beverly Hills Public Library, Beverly Hills, CA, assistant director, 1976-79, director of library and community services, 1979-91; freelance writer, 1991-. Bradshaw Professor, Texas Women's University School of Library and Information Service, 1992. Host and co-producer of In Print cable program, syndicated, 1981-. Parents, children's book editor, 1997-. Publications: NONFICTION: Presenting Robert Lipsyte, 1995; What's So Funny?: Wit and Humor in American Children's Literature, 1995; From Romance to Realism: Fifty Years of Growth and Change in Young-Adult Literature, 1996; Presenting Francesca Lia Block, 1998. OTHER: My Father's Scar (young-adult novel), 1996. EDITOR: Tomorrowland: Ten Stories about the Future, 1999; Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth, 2001; (with M. Aronson and M. Carus) 911: The Book of Help, 2002; (and author of intro.) In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians, 2002; (Series ed. and author of intro) The Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2002; Walter R. Brooks, The Art of Freddy, 2003; Necessary Noise: Stories about Our Families as They Really Are, 2003; Rush Hour: Sin, 2004. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 4220 Arch Ave. No. 10, Studio City, CA 91604, U.S.A.