Check out the latest installment of What A Girl Wants #4 at Chasing Ray. Colleen encourages readers to check out Miss Attitude, Color Online's own CORA girl at young, black, reader. See what Miss A has to say about the lack of diversity in bookstores.
Zetta is a member of the panel in this discussion. Here's an excerpt of what she has to say:
The more YA lit I read, the more I’m struck by the split: novels that are about teens versus novels that are marketed to teens. The latter are often marked by “lite” writing and silly gimmicks that aim to make the novel seem experimental or innovative in terms of form. But real daring resides in the writing itself, and I think teens deserve novels on every topic, told from as many different points of view as possible.