J reads YA!
Posted on Oct 19, 2014 with 1,606 notesVIAShare
dajo42:

i cant BELIEVE that EVERY single KEYBOARD in the WORLD secretly said TRANSGENDER and NOBODY NOTICED„„,

dajo42:

i cant BELIEVE that EVERY single KEYBOARD in the WORLD secretly said TRANSGENDER and NOBODY NOTICED„„,

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 with 686 notesVIAShare

laurendestefano:

In case you’ve been under a rock this past week, here’s a rundown of something that has people on twitter buzzing:

On Friday, YA author Kathleen Hale published an article via The Guardian, entitled Am I Being Catfished (spoiler alert: no). Here is the article via a channel that won’t provide hits…

THIS is pretty important stuff. Yikes and also wow.

(also isn’t her book about a creepy stalker that leads to murder……!?!?!?!?!?!?)

“Nobody really goes out and intentionally writes a story that is not diverse. People aren’t intentionally trying to exclude all this from their stories, consciously. You write what you know, and it comes out the way it does. And what I think is great about [the We Need Diverse Books] campaign is it’s putting that seed in people’s heads so that when they’re thinking of new stories and being creative, they now have this new image in their head that they can work with.”

Marie Lu, author of THE YOUNG ELITES (out Oct. 7!) and the New York Times best-selling LEGEND series, on diversity in YA and the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. Listen to her full interview here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!

(via firstdraftwithsarahenni)

genya-safin:

Literal book titles (x)

lvnderbrown:

ya lit meme:1/10 series or books revolution by jennifer donnelly

      ❝Life’s all about the revolution, isn’t it? The one inside, I mean. You can’t change history. You can’t change the world. All you can ever change is yourself.❞

lvnderbrown:

ya lit meme:1/10 series or books revolution by jennifer donnelly

      Life’s all about the revolution, isn’t it? The one inside, I mean. You can’t change history. You can’t change the world. All you can ever change is yourself.

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 with 6 notes
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readvitality:

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abandonedmarionette:

officialmegane:

Unnecessary love triangles

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did you mean the entire teen fiction section

OH LOOK!

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TEEN FICTION!

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WITHOUT

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ANY OR UNNECESSARY 

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LOVE TRIANGLES

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IN THEM.

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I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY!

Stop hating on and generalizing teen fiction. They are great sources of reading material if you just take your time and choose wisely.

ethiopienne:

We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya Thomas (@kthomas901) that includes over 300 Children’s and YA books written by authors of color featuring characters of color. You can browse, search, view the details of every book as well as suggest any books that should be added in the app. This resource is for all people of color who have felt misrepresented or forgotten when finding books to read.

Help the app grow by downloading it for free here (http://bit.ly/1mUfe2F), rating and reviewing the app, and suggesting new books & genres that should be included! Follow @WeReadTooApp on twitter and like Facebook page at facebook.com/WeReadTooApp for updates. 

malindalo:

discordanddarkness:

Amber when we first meet her in Adaptation! I just really wanted to draw the pink hair tbh

LOOOOOOK at this amazing illustration! I love it! The skateboard with the eye is so cool!

malindalo:

discordanddarkness:

Amber when we first meet her in Adaptation! I just really wanted to draw the pink hair tbh

LOOOOOOK at this amazing illustration! I love it! The skateboard with the eye is so cool!

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 with 336 notesVIAShare
catagator:

Another day, another webinar featuring “Books for Boys.” 
Gendered reading’s gotta stop.

catagator:

Another day, another webinar featuring “Books for Boys.” 

Gendered reading’s gotta stop.

About the Reader



J is a 25-year-old reader and writer from the middle of the Bible belt in the US. She has an obsessive love of YA lit because of how much freedom it allows for mixing genres, going beyond genres, exploring diversity, and how the characters and stories are so full of hope, no matter how dark they get. Because she loves YA so much, she tends to be overly harsh on books that are just the same overused tropes repackaged in a shiny new cover. She regrets deciding to write this in third person. When not reading or writing, J is mindlessly scrolling her tumblr dash, playing video games, and cuddling her puppies.

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