representation

What Kids Are Missing By Not Reading More Authors Of Color

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In all four years of high school, my English teachers asked me to read exactly one long text by an author of color.

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Why I Wanted My Cane In My Engagement Photos 

When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them. (photo by Ginny Cummings Photography)

When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them.

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Representation For LGBTQ Families Still Has A Long Way To Go

Representation for LGBTQ families matters!

The reality is the shift is happening slowly; for queer kids, and kids of queer parents, it might be too slow. Representation for LGBTQ families matters!

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Amy Millan Of Stars Wants More Women Producing Music

Sound engineers, producers, record label executives — just 5% of the people who produce and proliferate our music are women.

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If Leigh Bardugo Is Starting A Cult, Sign Me Up!

Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.

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Halloween Inspiration From Twin Peaks Cosplayers Of Color

Chadai C as Audrey Horne.

With summer firmly in the rearview mirror and autumn’s pumpkins spicing up our beverages and wardrobe tones, it’s finally every grown-up kid’s favo

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If Birds Fly Back Author Carlie Sorosiak Says You're Never Too Old For YA

"I think that you're never too old to read about hope, love, and redemption."

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Why Diverse Genre Fiction Is Important, And How To Get It Right

Genre fiction is all about knowing what has been written in the canon previously, what current trends are, what audiences are excited about, and what hasn’t yet been done.

Diverse genre fiction shares a lot in common with diverse literature, in that a lot of the challenges are the same. We still have to ask a lot of questions about who gets to tell what stories, what kinds of books and authors are published, what it means to get it right, and who is on staff at the publishing houses that produce genre fiction.

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The Disney Channel Is Slowly Creating A Home For Imperfect Moms Of Color

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Watching these shows as a black mother made me question where similar options were for mothers of color. Surprisingly, I found them on the Disney Channel, a channel that has been criticized for their cookie-cutter portrayals of family life.

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Girls Trip Is For Every Girl Who's Ever Had A #Squad

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Girls Trip is such an authentic portrayal of friendship and adventure — and for once, it is from the perspective of an ensemble cast of hilarious Black women.

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