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RT: Diversity and sexuality, part six

Today’s final part of our DiversiTheme discussion about diversity and sexuality centers around recommendations. If you want to add any of your own recommendations, we’d love to hear them! What are some of your favorite YA books that deal with both sexuality and diversity?  Marieke: My favorite books are the ones where characters just happen to […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part five

We’re down to the last three questions of our discussion and the response so far has been absolutely amazing. Thank you all! Today, we’re looking forward to what we’d like to see in terms of sexuality and diversity in YA lit. Thursday, then, we’re sharing our recommendations with you and we’d LOVE to get some […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part four

…continuing on from part three of our round table discussion, we’re talking about diversity, sexual stereotypes in YA fiction, and the responsibility of the writer. Cait: I do want to respond to Kayla here though: I agree that female characters absolutely can have depth without trauma or abuse, especially sexual. On the other hand, though, […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part three

Hello m’lovelies! First of all, mea culpa. World Fantasy Con ate my internet and I completely flaked out on posting the next installment of our DiversiTheme Roundtable. Fortunately, we have plenty of great comments to entertain you another week, so without further ado: PART THREE. CAIT: “What sort of sexual stereotypes have you seen in […]

RT: Diversity and sexuality, part one

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share this first DiversiTheme Roundtable with you, in which the wonderful Cait Spivey talks with five panelists about diversity and sexuality in (YA) fiction. I’ll leave the floor to Cait for the discussion, but just a short note or order: we have so much information (yaay!) that I’ll spread […]

DiversifYA: Kayla Whaley

You guys! I know I’m probably not supposed to have favorites, but the interview we have for you today is so awesome. So let’s welcome Kayla Whaley to the blog! Known on Twitter as Punkin’ on Wheels, Kayla is an editorial intern for Entangled Publishing and joins us today to talk about what it’s like […]