By Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore to the WNDB blog to discuss their co-written young adult novel Miss Meteor, out September 22, 2020! There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pageant who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky … [Read more...] about Q&A With Tehlor Kay Mehia and Anna-Marie McLemore, Miss Meteor
By Aaron H. Aceves Today we’re pleased to welcome Leah Johnson to the WNDB blog to discuss her young adult novel You Should See Me in a Crown, out June 2, 2020! Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But … [Read more...] about Q&A With Leah Johnson, You Should See Me in a Crown
By Kelly Quindlen In 2014 I self-published my first book, a sapphic young adult novel called Her Name in the Sky, the same year that We Need Diverse Books was founded. It was only six years ago, but it feels like a lifetime in terms of LGBTQ+ representation. This was before #ownvoices, before … [Read more...] about I Self-Published My First Young Adult Novel. Here’s Why.