Race and Culture in Teen Literature: Companion Lists to VOYA June 2016

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The following links lead to additional material for the articles in the June 2016 Special Issue of VOYA magazine, “Race and Culture in Teen Literature.” Each page is linked back to this index.

Who Publishes Diverse Books? by Rollie Welch

Links to the publishers discussed in Welch’s article are listed.

Securing Black Girls in Young Adult Literature by Edith Campbell

Campbell recommends a dozen books that make African-American teen girls visible.

The Latino Connection: Books by, about, or Related to Latinos by Diana Tixier Herald

The fifteen titles that are annotated in the print article are listed.

Writing While White: Reasoning Out Loud amidst the Noise by Patrick Jones

Jones provides an annotated list of eight of his titles about teens of color.

A Longitudinal Look at Children’s and Young Adult Books Indexed as Native American by Debbie Reese

Reese lists ten of her favorite books by Native writers.

Queer Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Need for Inclusive Library Spaces by Thomas Crisp 

Crisp provides a list of recommended titles linked to their publisher sites.

On Autonomy: The Intersections of Ethnic Studies and Young Adult Literature by Sarah Park Dahlen

Recommended Reading List of Asian-American Young Adult and Ethnic Studies Titles

Constructing Knowledge about China and Chinese Americans with Young Adult Literature by Lina Sun

Sun provides a list of print and online resources for teachers and librarians.

Black Ink on White Paper by Kao Kalia Yang

Books by Yang.

Mixed-Race Identity and Power in YA Fiction by Amina Chaudhri

Five titles that feature mixed-race characters are listed.

Disability: A Shared Culture by Marieke Nijkamp

Nijkamp provides a valuable resource and explains how to evaluate a title.

Listen to the Bells: On Writing Indian Characters by Swati Avasthi

A dozen titles Avasthi calls “Unapologetically Asian Literature.

Arab Youth through Arab Culture by Cathy Camper

Resources for books, film, music, and more about and for Arab teens.

Fostering Cultural Competence through Multicultural and Intercultural Programming by Izabel Gronski

Links are provided for Gronski’s list of free resources for programming.

Talking about the “D” Word: Race, Books, and the Art of Diversity by Greg Neri

Neri’s titles for teens are listed.

All American Boys Authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely on Tour in Washington, D.C. by Kathie Weinberg


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