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What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

by Kazul Wolf  We all know that representation matters. This is a blog on diversity, I mean, it goes without saying. Asexual representation, however, is a tricky thing. Growing up ace but completely ignorant of what asexuality is wasn’t a fun experience, as most asexuals would know. I was never into the things that other [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Guest Blogs|Comments Off on What’s So Important About Ace Representation?

The Hero’s Journey in Trans YA

by Vee S. Introduction Last year I wrote a post about the “Acceptance” Narrative in Trans YA. That post detailed my thoughts on three problematic books that feature cis characters lamenting how hard it is to know someone who is trans. Today, I want to talk about another issue of representation in trans YA, and [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

Interview: Meredith Russo, author of IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #9 Previous Posts: Reading Myself in Code by Sacha Lamb, Building Zoey's World by Anya Johanna DeNiro, We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Interview: Meredith Russo, author of IF I WAS YOUR GIRL

Reading Myself in Code

Trans Awareness Week Series: Day #8 Previous Posts: Building Zoey's World by Anya Johanna DeNiro, We Need Trans Books… But We Really Need Trans Writers by Elliot Wake, Second Trans on the Moon by Kyle Lukoff, How the Fox Became by Fox Benwell, Interview: Alex Gino, The Room Where it Happens by Parrish Turner, Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Guest Blogs|1 Comment

The Room Where It Happens

Trans Awareness Week: Day #2  Previous Posts: Trans Stories Are Human Stories by April Daniels, Center Trans Voices: Introduction to Trans Awareness Week Series by Vee S.) by Parrish Turner With each new “trans book,” I hold my breath as I read over the summaries and quotes which litter the pages. Without fail, I will see [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Publishing People|1 Comment

So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

by Emily O’Beirne Does every single LGBTQ young adult book have to be a coming out story? This is a sighed-out question we hear a lot these days. And while I do think that we need to pause and take some small pleasure in the fact that we’ve reached a cultural point where we can complain [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #3 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers -- Let's Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee & Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh are both ALL THE WAY UP on our TBRs! Today, we're so excited to have BOTH of these authors [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers

Bisexual Awareness Week Day #1 - Previous Posts: Introduction by Shelly Z I’ve begun to see that there is a strange duality when it comes to my pride. I wear it openly online, and in person only to those who I know extremely well. I attended Pride for the second year this summer, and I [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers

When the Queer Lit Was Enough

by Ryy Dickerson When people halfheartedly say that Young Adult literature is extremely white, I laugh. Being a person of color and queer means often times I find myself in a young adult book either as the gay character or the character of color. Not too often do I get a chance to see myself [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on When the Queer Lit Was Enough

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