LonCon3 #25: Diversity Within Young Adult Science Fiction

Panellists: Kate ElliottMary Anne MohanrajRochita Loenen-RuizMahvesh MuradJohn Hornor JacobsMarieke Nijkamp (vice president of We Need Diverse Books)

From Earthsea to Noughts and CrossesThe Summer Princeto Akata Witch, children and teens need to see books with characters that represent the diverse world they live in, whether they are dystopian romance or fantasy adventure. Organisations like We Need Diverse Books are helping to promote diversity in children’s literature, but what actions can we take – as readers, writers, publishers, and book-buyers – to help them in their goals? And who are the great authors of the past few years we should be catching up on?

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Source: http://literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/loncon3-25-diversity-within-young-adult-science-fiction