Not Enough Diversity in YA Fiction

“In a world where youth of color are often told how much they are lacking, young adult novels about them and their communities tell the rest of the story…we need more books about African-American youth and other kids of color,” says Sharon Flake in New York Times OpEd column, March of this year. (NYTimes, Room for Debate)

Sharon Flake is the author of  “Pinned,” a YA novel about a female wrestler in love with a brilliant disabled boy, to be published October 1, 2012.

View this video to discover what makes Sharon Flake click and why she likes to write for young adults!

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