Sunday, 25 September 2011

Talking About Gay YA and Children's Books

Fellow Orion author James Dawson (Hollow Pike is coming from Indigo/Orion in Feb 2012) has an excellent post about diversity in children's books over at Tall Tales and Short Stories, which ties in nicely with my own post about the gay YA debate on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure yesterday.  Lots and lots of children's authors and others commenting on the latter, so well worth joining in. It's an important subject to discuss, I think. 

1 comment:

Juliet said...

I was tremendously interested in your post on ABBA, Lucy. Alongside your mention of Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon Lexicon Trilogy, I'd like to put in a good word for Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. It's a cracking good read, with a believable gay character who does not feel like an "add-on". As a secondary school teacher, I really agree that young people need to be able to recognise and explore all kinds of feelings and experiences in their reading. You may be interested in this: (Sept 23rd entry)

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