[Mini Post] The Grimm Guild: Chapter 5

Hello all,

Chapter four of my story, ‘The Grimm Guild’, is now up on Wattpad!

Link: Chapter 5

This story is also on Inkitt, in case you use that over Wattpad (username: MirrorMirror).

Cheers,

S&R

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[Mini Post] The Grimm Guild: Chapter 5

A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

The first woman of YA — and the first person to be recognized as a YA author — started out as many first women in history do: downplaying the fact she was a woman.

Source: A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

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Are you tired of articles talking about how underappreciated and vilified women authors are, especially in YA? Yeah, me neither.

Important note: while I do acknowledge that Twilight is a phenomenon in regards to what it has done for the YA genre and female-driven YA books and female-written YA books, due to it’s highly problematic depictions of an abusive relationship, I’m not all-together comfortable with it being used as an example of how vilified women in the literary world, especially in the YA genre, are. Most of the criticism for the series didn’t come from a place of sexism and misogyny (though I have no doubt these were definitely sources) but actually came from women who were highly worried that impressionable young girls will see the relationship in Twilight as something to aspire to.

[I’ll leave the ‘Comments’ section open in case anyone would like to reply to my note but please also visit the actual article and discuss your opinion(s) there!]

A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

Faces of Color on 2017 YA Books

It feels like 2016 was a year where books by and about people of color in the YA world were few and far between. I remember being asked at the beginning of the year to name some, and now, as the year comes to a close, I am still naming the same few.

Source: Faces of Color on 2017 YA Books

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Now more than ever we need to diversify our reading. Keep your eyes on these, if you’re a fiction lover!

Faces of Color on 2017 YA Books

(More Than) 3 On A YA Theme: If You Loved MOANA

Have you seen Moana yet? If you haven’t, may I suggest rectifying that, whether or not you have kids? The film, which is an entire animation starring brown characters, was an outstanding story of a headstrong, empowered, fierce young girl and her being selected as “the chosen one” to save her people. It’s full of adventure, of mythology, of life, of color, and features some elements that are surprisingly unseen in Disney films — Moana has two happily married parents and there is zero, absolutely zero, romance in the film.

Source: (More Than) 3 On A YA Theme: If You Loved MOANA

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I loved ‘Moana’ so this list is right up my alley!

(More Than) 3 On A YA Theme: If You Loved MOANA