Resources for Reviewers

Avoid Microaggressions

What are microagressions?

Not “just” racial.

Do microaggressions hurt?


Understanding LGBTQA+ Terminology

great list of terminology with definitions

great explanation of how to use LGBTQA+ terminology when writing


Indiginous Americans in YA Literature


Video from an Author’s Point of View

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


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


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


Basic Review Writing

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