Tag Archive - diversity

Some Thoughts on Diversity: Wow, It’s Complicated

I participated in a pretty interesting and rousing panel last year at the Kidlitosphere Conference (with Justina Chen, Sarah Ryan, Lee Wind, and Sarah Stevenson) on the subject of “diversity” — racial and otherwise — in YA fiction. I’m re-posting some of my thoughts: Talk is cheap. Everyone says, “I’m all for diversity!” But being […]

“A Matter-of-Fact Approach to Diversity” in THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE?

I was especially pleased to read the review of my latest book The Elephant of Surprise over at AfterElton.com, because it’s been the first piece to touch on the issue of race and diversity in the book. One of the main characters in the book — the love interest — is African American. Here’s what […]