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Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to be able to sit down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour when they came to Addendum Books on the You Know Me Well book tour. This was literally one of the best experiences of my life and I am so thankful to the authors for taking the time to [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Blogathon 2016, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Vee sits down with David Levithan & Nina Lacour

Are They LGBTQIA? Let Your Characters Tell You

by Karen Sandler As a cis white author who’s inching ever closer to old lady status, I experienced a couple fortunate circumstances in my youth that shaped me as a writer. First, when I transferred to a new high school in 1970, the circle of friends who drew me in were largely gay, lesbian, and [...]

By | May 10th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Are They LGBTQIA? Let Your Characters Tell You

On Building a Better Tomorrow

by Ellen Hopkins I write contemporary young adult fiction. To date, I’ve published eleven bestselling YA novels-in-verse, and each storyline is unique. I’ve written about addiction, abuse, suicide, prostitution and the drive for perfection, both internal and external—issues that touch teen lives every day. The books are diverse, but they all have in common queer [...]

By | May 8th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on On Building a Better Tomorrow

Tanuja Desai Hidier’s “Dimple Lala/ GayYA Bday Party Playlist”

4 original songs from Tanuja’s ‘booktrack’ albums When We Were Twins (songs based on her first novel, Born Confused) & Bombay Spleen (songs based on her new novel, sequel Bombay Blues) to celebrate GayYA’s 4th birthday! And for now, and always, I knew: Love had to be allowed in wherever, whenever, and in whatever form [...]

By | May 7th, 2015|Archive, Author Guest Blog, Fun Things, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Tanuja Desai Hidier’s “Dimple Lala/ GayYA Bday Party Playlist”

We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox Part 1

Editor's note: We are so excited to be hosting this mini-series We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox. It will be updated every Friday and wrap up the last week of August. Emily K, one of our Teen Voices will be talking about MOGII (Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex) representation in YA, specifically minority characters, [...]

By | August 8th, 2014|Archive, Guest Blogs, Teen Voices|Comments Off on We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox Part 1