Do you feel that you or your teens are being accurately represented in today's YA lit?
Are they able to see themselves on the pages, covers and in the stories of these novels?
If you don't think so it is time to make your voice heard by using #WeNeedDiverseBooks on all forms of social media. Twitter, Tumblr, etc. are being taken over by those who want to see themselves on the pages of young adult literature. In the photo above you can see that the books are out there, but they are far and few between. What the people at Diversity in YA are saying is that not everyone is a white guy. Even if the reader is a white guy he may be a jock, nerd, gay, blind, etc. While the pages of our books are black and white the readers can't be categorized that simply. When it comes down to it teens are looking for support from what they read. If they can't find themselves on the shelves how will they be able to fully relate to the literature? DIYA is interested in changing the status quo. Here are the five tips they offer on how you can help: