Diversity in YA was founded in 2011 by YA authors Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo atDiversityinYA.com, and we launched on Tumblr in 2013. We celebrate young adult books about all kinds of diversity, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability. Our goal is to bring attention to books and authors that might fall outside the mainstream, and to bring the margin to the center. We encourage an attitude of openness and curiosity, and we welcome questions and discussion.
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lauriehalseanderson asked:I just linked to one of your posts about the John Greenification of the Times bestseller list as part of my response to a question on the topic in my Reddit IAMA (tumblr won't let me post a link in this Ask box - sorry!) If you search the Reddit for the newest post, it should pop right up. Would love your thoughts on this!
I’m answering this publicly because I love this really thoughtful response about the “John Greenification” of YA which came up as part of...