This is a really interesting post by Zetta Elliott about racial homogeneity in children's literature. She also questions the relevance of the Coretta Scott King Award in addressing these issues.
Sorry about the strange timing--this isn't exactly holiday fodder. I'd still love to hear people's thoughts.
This article discusses the rise of the "new adult" genre. The "new adult" is basically a bridge between YA and (more?) adult books with similar themes and writing style as YA books, but w... (more)