During this time period, books were written in a very gendered fashion, reflecting what was perceived to be the interests of the typical male or female of the day. For instance, the books written for young men during this time period reflected three major themes: aviation, futuristic realities or cowboys and other outdoor pursuits.
Melody Lane Mystery Stories: The Wild Warning by Lilian Garis (1934)
In the case of young women, the novels focus on either a stereotypical female profession or a young ingenue either attending school or living at home. While all of the books incorporate mystery and adventure, they were approached in very different manners. Throughout this exhibit, the difference in cover art, tactics and general plot devices will further portray the disparity between the two subgenres of these overlooked serial novels.