7 Apr
The 'Gay' Book: Benjamin Law and Will Kostakis in conversation at Kinokuniya
Penguin Teen Aus · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="346"]
12 Apr
'Frankie' Book Launch
Shivaun Plozza · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="338"]
May Day Mine
Verity Croker · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="313"]
20 Apr
The Readings YA Book Club: The Sidekicks
Lian Hingee · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="311"]
Measuring Up
G J Stroud · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="306"]
Dreaming in Colour
Rebecca Lim · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="293"]
Indigenous stories and non-Indigenous writers: some reflections on respect and process - by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="281"]
Meet the next wave of Australian feminists
Bec Kavanagh · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="275"]
Turning Pages: How and why there could be more diversity in kids books
Bec Kavanagh · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="273"]
After He Came Out, A Catholic School Told Will Kostakis His New Book Was “Inappropriate”
Bec Kavanagh · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="125"]
10 Mar
Meet Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Bec Kavanagh · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="117"]

Diversity in YA

‘Diversity’ includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) peoples, gender diversity, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people, and people with *disabilities.

Diversity matters because Australia is a diverse nation and our stories should be as well. All YA readers should be able to find themselves in stories, and all YA readers should be able to find other people’s cultures, identities and experiences in stories too.

So we need stories about diverse Australians, and we need to support diverse Australian voices to tell their stories!

*Consider this a broad definition of disability, including (but not limited to); physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and addiction. We also include the social model of disability – those systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusions by society (purposely or inadvertently) that are the main contributory factors in disabling people. This can be done through stereotyping, marginalizing, and generally when society fails to take account of and include people regardless of their individual differences.