Resources for Reviewers

Avoid Microaggressions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microaggression_theory

What are microagressions?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/microaggressions-in-everyday-life/201011/microaggressions-more-just-race

Not “just” racial.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/microaggressions-matter/406090/

Do microaggressions hurt?

 

Understanding LGBTQA+ Terminology

http://transwellness.org/

great list of terminology with definitions

http://www.nlgja.org/stylebook/

great explanation of how to use LGBTQA+ terminology when writing

 

Indiginous Americans in YA Literature

http://nativeappropriations.com/2015/05/when-youre-invisible-every-representation-matters-political-edition.html

https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/p/we-are-not-people-of-color.html

 

Video from an Author’s Point of View

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice—and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

 

Be Mindful When Talking About Gender for a Book  

http://oinks.squeetus.com/gendered-books/

http://youngadultbooks.about.com/od/for-parents-teachers/a/YA-Book-Covers-Boy-Girl-Or-Gender-Neutral.htm

 

Stereotypes vs. Tropes vs. Archetypes:  What’s the diff?

http://writeworld.org/post/39905367141/stereotypes-tropes-and-archetypes

https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-motif-trope-archetype-stereotype-and-clich%C3%A9

 

An author’s look at reviews of books with diverse characters

http://www.diversityinya.com/2015/02/perceptions-of-diversity-in-book-reviews/

 

Basic Review Writing

https://www.scribendi.com/advice/how_to_write_a_book_review.en.html

a good place to get ideas, but remember to follow VOYA’S guidelines first and foremost!!

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