Making Stereotypes Undo Themselves

Today I’m thrilled to be posting over at Actin’ Up With Books on making stereotypes undo themselves. Go check it out… or be damned to stereotype ignorance forever! Here’s the first bit of my post:

Let’s get one fact about The Knife and the Butterfly out of the way. My protagonist, Azael, is Hispanic. He’s also a gang member. And he’s been in jail.

I know what you’re thinking. How can somebody with the last name “Pérez” be ready to go along with a damaging stereotype like this?

Read the rest here. And watch for Joli’s review of The Knife and the Butterfly tomorrow.


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