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Disability: A Shared Culture

Marieke Nijkamp 1. Disability in Kidlit One of the best online resources on disability, disability culture, and children’s literature is Disability in Kidlit (http://disabilityinkidlit.com/). Their mission: “Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and... (Continue reading)

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Mixed-Race Identity and Power in YA Fiction

Amina Chaudhri Young Adult Books with Mixed Race Characters Adoff, Jaime. The Death of Jayson Porter.  Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2008. _____. Jimi & Me.  Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2005. _____. Names Will Never Hurt Me. Dutton Children’s, 2004. Anderson,... (Continue reading)

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Black Ink on White Paper

Kao Kalia Yang Books by Kao Kalia Yang The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Coffee House, 2008. 277p. $16.95 Trade pb. 978-1-56689-208-7. The Song Poet. Metropolitan, 2016. 288p. $27. 978-1-62779-494-7.   Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is... (Continue reading)

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Constructing Knowledge about China and Chinese Americans with Young Adult Literature

Lina Sun Background Information for Librarians and Teachers Print Carter, Tom. China: Portrait of a People. Blacksmith, 2010. 638p. $24.95 Trade pb. 978-9889979942. Fellows, James. Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China. Vintage, 2008. 288p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-307-45624-3. Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Great Wall... (Continue reading)

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

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... (Continue reading)

On Autonomy: The Intersections of Ethnic Studies and Young Adult Literature

Sarah Park Dahlen Recommended Reading List of Asian American Young Adult and Ethnic Studies Titles YOUNG ADULT READINGS Hidier, Tanuja Desai. Born Confused. Scholastic, 2002. 413p. $19.99. 978-0-439-35762-3. Kim, Dong Hwa. The Color of Earth. Translated by Lauren Na. First... (Continue reading)

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

Thomas Crisp Recommended Book List This list highlights a variety of young adult books with LGBTQ content, characters, and themes published after 2010. Birdsall, Bridget. Double Exposure. Sky Pony, 2014. 304p. $16.95. 978-1-629-14606-5. From the Publisher: “Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas was... (Continue reading)

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Securing Black Girls in Young Adult Literature

Books That Make African-American Teen Girls Visible Edith Campbell Blythe, Carolita. Revenge of a Not So Pretty Girl. Delacorte/Penguin, 2013. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-385-74286-3. VOYA June 2013. 3Q 3P M J Elliott, Zetta. The Deep. CreateSpace, 2013. 176p. $10. Trade pb. 978-1-4929-0211-9. Gibney, Shannon. See No Color. Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner, 2015. 192p. $18.99.... (Continue reading)

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

Debbie Reese Ten Favorite Titles of American Indians in Children’s Literature For more recommended titles visit AICL’s Best Books page: http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/p/best-books.html Bruchac, Joseph. Killer of Enemies. Tu, 2013. 400p. $19.95. 978-1-62014-143-4. Post-apocalyptic thriller wherein Lozen (the main character), named after an Apache... (Continue reading)

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Writing While White: Reasoning Out Loud amidst the Noise

Patrick Jones Head Kick (The Dojo). Darby Creek, 2013. 104p. PLB $27.99. 978-1-4677-0632-2. $7.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4677-1489-1. Nong Vang dreams that one day he’ll be an MMA superstar. But being a hero in his real life means struggling through school and protecting... (Continue reading)

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