Diversity in YA

July 30th, 2012

I’m repeating myself, but as I just posted on Twitter, there’s going to be a panel on Diversity in YA at LeakyCon. I’m moderating. And so I ask you, what shall we talk about? What are important questions to ask? Points to raise? Topics to discuss? Please bear in mind, that I mean to include […]

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Ethnicity in Novels

March 17th, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! I’m a proud half-Irish American, and so of course I’m wearing green today. (I debated green shoes for this post, but the ones above go better with the real reason behind my writing, as you’ll see below.) We often talk a lot about ethnicity in novels, and how […]

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Ask Daphne! About race and descriptions

December 15th, 2009

Today’s question comes from Anne B., who writes: This is one of those politically correct questions. Recently I’ve read a few books where a character is introduced a few chapters into the story and the narrator/main character describes her as “black” or “Asian” or “Hispanic.” It always jolts me because the rest of the characters […]

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Open Thread

August 10th, 2009

I had a long thoughtful post in my head, all about how I thought this post was especially interesting in light of the Liar cover controversy (now rectified), but my brain for thinking seems to still be on the plane from last night (or gone completely. This image seems particularly apt right now). So I’m […]

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