YA Wednesday: YA Books that Promote LGBTQ, Genderqueer and Transgender YA, Taking Homophobia out of Fantasy, Islamophobia in YA, Making Choices in LGBTQ YA

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The horrific massacre in Orlando left me feeling helpless but I have to believe that one way to tackle the bigotry and hatred that triggered it is to provide young readers with books that promote tolerance and respect for diversity in race, religion, and sexuality. By the time many people reach adulthood it can be too late to change their opinions, but teens are still deciding how they view the world and they can be influenced.

Diversity in YA not only provides role models for teens who feel marginalized, it also helps teen readers to develop empathy for people who may seem different from them. Empathy is a powerful tool in the fight against intolerance and bigotry and so today I am highlighting  diversity in YA.

 

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