Diversify your reading NOW
There is a fantastic new reading challenge out there, and this one offers two bonuses: (1) the chance to explore diverse MG and YA lit and (2) a chance to win a crazy huge heap of YA & MG books as the prize for the best post on reading diverse YA/MG. (Seriously, y’all, I won’t even be in the country next year, but I’m scheming as to how I can work around that–the stash is that sweet.)
All the details are at the Diversity in YA page. Also notice that there is a category for libraries and one for individuals, so if you have a librarian friend (or are one of these awesome folks yourself), be sure to spread the word. In recession time, we need all the copies of these awesome books we can get into readers’ hands.
Also, while you are at the Diversity in YA page, why not cruise around and check out the many diversity-related guest posts by thoughtful writer and reader types? Here’s my D in YA post on the majority minority world of What Can’t Wait and what writing toward diversity means to me. Also check out Dia Reeves’s post about flying solo as a black female author of YA speculative fiction.