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25 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices YA Books of 2019

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25 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices YA Books of 2019

As the conversation about diversifying our shelves (and the publishing industry as a whole) continues, it’s three steps forward, and two steps back. (See...
14 of Our Most Anticipated OwnVoices YA Books of 2018: July to December

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14 of Our Most Anticipated OwnVoices YA Books of 2018: July to December

We all know that representation matters—now more than ever. But the CBC’s latest report on diversity numbers in kid lit and YA shows that while we’re...
The Hate U Give Delivers on the Hype

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The Hate U Give Delivers on the Hype

Sometimes a YA debut gets so hyped—we’re talking 13-house auction, seven-figure movie deal (before it even hits the shelves!), and up and coming...
April Daniels Tackles Trans Teen Trouble in Superheroine Story Dreadnought

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April Daniels Tackles Trans Teen Trouble in Superheroine Story Dreadnought

Too often, fiction that deals with transgender issues is written by cisgender authors and casts trans characters as tragic, unlovable figures. In her debut...
11 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Reads of 2017

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11 of Our Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Reads of 2017

The last few months of 2016 left most of us reeling—and 2017 is shaping up to be a doozy, too. Now more than ever, we need diverse books. Specifically,...
5 Ways Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies will Wreck Your Soul

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5 Ways Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies will Wreck Your Soul

2017 is going to be a stellar year for YA books if Louise Gornall’s Under Rose-Tainted Skies, released yesterday, is any indication. This often...
10 Amazing #OwnVoices Reads from 2016

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10 Amazing #OwnVoices Reads from 2016

Now more than ever, our country—especially our youth—needs diverse voices. And this year, thanks to grassroots efforts by groups like We Need Diverse...
5 Reasons to Read Corinne Duyvis’s On the Edge of Gone

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5 Reasons to Read Corinne Duyvis’s On the Edge of Gone

Hey, do you like mind-puzzling sci-fi with an organically diverse cast and on the edge of your seat tension? Yeah, me too. Let me turn your head towards On...
6 2016 #OwnVoices Reads You Have to Get Your Hands On

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6 2016 #OwnVoices Reads You Have to Get Your Hands On

Slowly but surely, publishing is heeding the call for diverse reads. Finding #OwnVoices reads can still be difficult, but there are things readers can do....
Meet Three More of the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature

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Meet Three More of the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature

This is part two in B&N’s two-part spotlight on six incredible LGBTQ+ authors currently writing YA. This post highlights Meredith Russo,...
Meet the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature

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Meet the LGBTQ+ Authors Who Are Revolutionizing YA Literature

Queer YA is having a moment. Walk into any Barnes & Noble and you’ll find an array of bestselling LGBTQ+ novels on the shelves....

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