Diverse Links

Tonight I will be at the Cambridge Public Library at 7PM along with Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan and Francisco X. Stork as part of the Diversity in YA Tour!

I’ve been making up lists of articles and links that I’ve bookmarked over the years, and so as a reference, in case I mention any of them tonight, here they are:

Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids’ Books by Mitali Perkins

Teens do judge a book by the cover by Mitali Perkins

Reflected Faces by Tanita Davis

The Elephant in the Room by Elizabeth Bluemle

Is My Character Black Enough by Stacy Whitman

Parenthetic Comma Phrases, Anyone? by Uma Krishnaswami

An Open Letter to Bloomsbury by Ari from Reading in Color

Mary Anne Mohanraj Gets You Up To Speed Pt 1

Mary Anne Mohanraj Gets You Up To Speed Pt 2

Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray: Representing all the girls

The White Mind

I Didn’t Dream of Dragons and a followup

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh


African-American Speculative Fiction for Kids

2011 YA and MG POC Releases

Stacy Whitman’s List of Multicultural SFF Books

Charlotte’s Library Reviews of Multicultural Fantasy and SF

Deva’s List of Diverse Books at the Story Siren


  1. Great list. Thanks! I was hoping to make it tonight, but I'm recovering from a cold and probably won't be able to come. I'm sure it will be a fantastic event!

  2. Jon Yang says:

    Great links and hope the DIYA event went amazing!

    • devafagan says:

      It was great! And it sounds like yours was too! It was fun to see pictures of the crowds. Cindy and Malinda did such a great job with this…