Ep 49: Young Adult Literature – Disability Visibility Project

Posted April 21, 2019 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 49: Young Adult Literature


Diverse representation in literature is incredibly important for young people in their formative years and today’s episode is all about Young Adult literature. Today’s episode features an interview with Marieke Nijkamp editor, author, founder of DiversifyYA and former senior Vice President of We Need Diverse Books.

Marieke and I talked in 2018 about her novel Before I Let Go and an anthology she edited, Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens.


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Related Links

Disability in KidLit

We Need Diverse Books

Leary, Alaina. (January 20, 2018). Why The Publishing Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive Of Autistic And Disabled People. Bustle.

(April 5, 2019). Why this author disagrees with Autism ‘Awareness’ Day. BBC.

(July 17, 2018). Review of Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. Kirkus Reviews.

(October 1, 2017). Review of Before I Let Go. Kirkus Reviews.

Rodriguez, Cindy L. (January 18, 2016). Q&A with Debut Author Marieke Nijkamp about This Is Where It Ends. Latinos in KidLit.


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