By Rhonda Roumani Growing up, I never saw myself in the books that I read. But as an Arab American, I was okay with that. That’s because, from a very young age, I was painfully aware that in the news and in movies, my people were the enemy. Arabs were sword-wielding, bomb-making terrorists. Or … [Read more...] about Where Are the Arab Authors in Kidlit?
What can a survey of 1400 young adult books tell us about the quantity and quality of racially diverse representation in young adult cover design? By Jenny Kimura If you’ve been tracking the diversity movement in young adult literature, you’re probably aware of just how many wonderfully diverse YA … [Read more...] about Where Are All the People of Color on Young Adult Book Covers?