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Diverse Reads: Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien

3 stars. Interesting premise, poor delivery. “It seemed proof that fear could open doors to other worlds, that the greater the fear we produced in ourselves, the greater the power it gave us to tap into those worlds.” Bone Deep … Continue reading

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Diverse Reads: 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

4.5 stars for beautiful writing, originality, and diversity. I am really big on diversity in the YA genre, especially when it comes to stories that are not contemporary. So I’ll go ahead and make this clear–I loved this book. Not … Continue reading

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Writing Diversity: An Introduction

“I want to write a _____ character but I’m not ______. What do I do?”  This question pops up a lot on the internet. Writers don’t want to risk offending people or portraying marginalized people in a stereotypical or negative light. … Continue reading

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Diverse Reads: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

This is the first of many reviews in which I will discuss a diverse book that I’ve read. What qualifies as a diverse read is a novel that features a marginalized person as the main character (or main characters if … Continue reading

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Diversity Within Young Adult Media

Diversity. This is a word that tends to come up frequently these days. Such as in the work place, within schools, and even when it comes to discussing politics. Fundamentally, diversity is a means of representation for “the other”. The other … Continue reading

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