Students are to post reactions (minimum 250 words) to the assigned reading/listening linked below. Students are encouraged (but not required) to additionally respond to other student reactions.
Click HERE to read "The Apartheid of Children's Literature" by children's/YA author Christopher Meyers.
Click HERE to read Daniel Jose Older's Buzzfeed essay: "Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing." Click HERE to listen to an excerpt from Older's acclaimed YA novel, Shadowshaper.
Click HERE to read an excerpt from Sherman Alexie's YA novel, Diary of a Part Time Indian, winner of the 2007 National Book Award for young people's literature.
Click HERE to review "30 Diverse YA Titles to Get on Your Radar" by Kelly Jensen.
Click HERE to review "60 Diverse Books to Look Forward To in 2017" from the blog "Bookishness & Tea."