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15 Posts tagged with 'diversity'
February 21, 2019
Swoon Author Caitlin Lochner: Ace Rep in YA"It’s so important for kids to be able to see characters like them in the books they read."
July 20, 2018
MadCap Retreat Scholarship Recipient: Writing Cross-Culturally and Forming a CommunityPhoebe L. shares what she learned about writing outside your own marginalizations and diversity at a MadCap Retreat.
April 14, 2017
Knock Down Your Reading WallsHello, Swoon Readers! We all have our own reading habits, genres or topics or types of characters that we love...
June 21, 2016
Queer YA 101: The Gender Binary and How We Talk About BooksLet's talk about books. And let's talk about how to talk about books without excluding certain groups of...
June 8, 2016
Six Feminist YouTubers You Should Be Watching If You Want to Write YA NovelsI’ve talked before about why we need diverse books and why it’s important to do research when writing...
May 24, 2016
Queer YA 101: Why you shouldn’t describe characters as “homosexual”This is a follow-up to my first Queer YA 101 post about things to keep in mind when talking about...
May 3, 2016
Queer YA 101: Things to keep in mind when talking about books with queer characters (Part I)There are a series of questions that come up, implicitly or explicitly, pretty often when talking, thinking, and writing about...
December 22, 2015
Announcing BEEN HERE ALL ALONG by Sandy Hall!Been Here All Along: A new book by Sandy Hall inspired by a Taylor Swift song with an LGBT twist
December 18, 2015
Meet the author of WHAT HAPPENS AT SUPACON, Jen Wilde!We could not be more excited for all of you to meet the three authors who are joining the Swoon...
November 27, 2015
Reading and Writing Diverse YA: Some Wisdom from Twitter (Part II)Twitter is a beautiful wormhole of things both clever and (sometimes) troubling. And it’s a really great resource for...
November 25, 2015
Reading and Writing Diverse YA: Some Wisdom from Twitter (Part I)Twitter is a beautiful wormhole of things both clever and (sometimes) troubling. And it’s a really great resource for...
November 18, 2015
Why It's Important to Do Research When Writing Diverse BooksI’ve talked some about how I want to see more diverse books, some reasons why diversity is important, and...
October 5, 2015
Six Reasons Why We Need Diverse BooksThere are many, many reasons why we need diverse books. Diverse books empower, vindicate, normalize, and make visible readers who...
September 22, 2015
Ask an Editor: What's on Your #MSWL?If you live in the bookish internet, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #MSWL (which stands for manuscript wish list...
August 5, 2015
Diversity Writing ToolkitThere’s a diversity gap in the books being published, the films being made, and in other media. And that...