Where Are the Brown Girls in Teen/YA Books?
I went to the 2014 National Book Festival with two of my daughters. Elle, a high schooler, is the voracious reader of the family. Often times, before any of the rest of us can finish reading – or even begin to read – a book that we’ve checked out of the library or bought at the bookstore, she has “borrowed” and finished the book, then handed it back with a quick review. No book is safe in her arm’s reach (and she has long arms.) Nat came along, too; still in elementary school, she reads when and if she feels like it.
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