Friday, April 1, 2016
Young Adult Friday: 12 Young Adult Novels w/ POC Protagonists
As I mentioned in last week's post about our new schedule, my reading as a young adult (in the mid-1990s) did not consist of YA literature. YA lit is extremely popular nowadays, not just among teenagers and educators either.
I recently watched author Grace Lin's amazing TED talk, in which she discusses growing up being ashamed of her ethnicity. I love her message that our children's bookshelves should be both mirrors and windows. Kids of all backgrounds need books that help them live in a world of growing diversity.
A pop culture sight I found that includes lots of YA content is Bustle.com. Check out their list of 12 Young Adult Novels w/ POC Protagonists.
Next week I will be reviewing a 2016 YA novel.