Tag Archives: diversity

By the Book: Watching Once Upon A Time

(Contains spoilers for Once Upon A Time) In my latest round of “binge-watching things everyone else saw a million years ago”, I’ve been working my way through the Disney-themed soap opera Once Upon A Time. I had no real expectations about Once Upon … Continue reading

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Weird and Wonderful: Why I love Steven Universe

Note: This post contains massive spoilers for Steven Universe. If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t read this, because it really will ruin it for you – the twists and turns are SO GOOD. Watching TV as a bolshy feminist can be … Continue reading

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Fairytale Romance and the Freedom of Fantasy: Reading Malinda Lo’s Ash

Malinda Lo’s fantasy novel Ash had been on my reading list for a long, long time. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked it up. I knew it was a retelling of Cinderella. I knew, from the review … Continue reading

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Diverse Headspace: Reading ‘Otherbound’ and ‘The Boss’

It occurred to me the other day that this blog was supposed to be about YA fiction and writing. It was always a rather loose connection, but currently, it’s loose enough that it might quite easily drop off. So, to get back … Continue reading

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See Yourself: Malorie Blackman and diversity in children’s books

I’ve already mentioned my love of Malorie Blackman and her work. I grew up on books like Hacker and Thief, and it’s no exaggeration to say that her Noughts and Crosses series literally changed my life – it’s influenced my … Continue reading

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Beyond Bella

As a ditzy YA writer and researcher, I spend a lot of time thinking about children’s literature, and a lot of time feeling slightly baffled. Today, these two states of mind melded together when I read this article in The … Continue reading

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