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Authors Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon teamed up in late 2010 to create Diversity in YA Fiction, a website and book tour devoted to celebrating diverse stories in YA (young adult) lit. They toured the US in 2011, meeting up with other YA authors and enthusiasts to get a conversation going about the need for diversity in YA lit. Lo told the Atlantic that they were happy to have teens show up at their events, but “we were also very much targeting librarians, bloggers, educators, and other members of the book business with our tour. YA books are often delivered to teens via these gatekeepers, so we wanted to make sure that they were part of the diversity discussion.” Read the rest of the article here.

    yourveryfavoritelibrarian:

    Authors Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon teamed up in late 2010 to create Diversity in YA Fiction, a website and book tour devoted to celebrating diverse stories in YA (young adult) lit. They toured the US in 2011, meeting up with other YA authors and enthusiasts to get a conversation going about the need for diversity in YA lit. Lo told the Atlantic that they were happy to have teens show up at their events, but “we were also very much targeting librarians, bloggers, educators, and other members of the book business with our tour. YA books are often delivered to teens via these gatekeepers, so we wanted to make sure that they were part of the diversity discussion.” Read the rest of the article here.

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