Diversity in YA Lit: Where’s the ‘Mexican Katniss’? – CNN.com

“I’m not this tragic figure from the past,” said Gansworth, author of “If I Ever Get Out of Here,” said.

via Diversity in young adult literature: Where’s the ‘Mexican Katniss’? – CNN.com.

This is so important. So many stories featuring ethnic characters paint them in the light of the past and don’t act as if people of color live in the present.

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