Diversity in YA Fiction? It's "a website and book tour founded by two young adult authors, Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon, to celebrate diverse stories in YA" (from http://www.diversityinya.com). Malinda and Cindy are two of the loveliest authors I've gotten to know over the years. They have loads of talent and vision between the two of them. And this May, they're bringing Diversity in YA to a nationwide tour!
Check out their tour schedule below and see if they're coming near you. I am definitely going to be at their NYC stop next Saturday. Hope to see some of you there!
San Francisco, California
Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library (Main Library)
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Highlighting Asian American YA books with authors Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Gene Luen Yang, and J.A. Yang
Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
With authors Bethany Hegedus, Malinda Lo, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Cindy Pon, Dia Reeves, and Jo Whittemore, and moderated by Varian Johnson
Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
1218 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
With authors Malinda Lo, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Nnedi Okorafor, and Cindy Pon
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library (Main Library)
Cambridge, MA 02138
With authors Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Deva Fagan, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, and Francisco X. Stork, and moderated by Roger Sutton
New York, New York
Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Highlighting LGBT YA books with authors Cris Beam, David Levithan, Malinda Lo, and Jacqueline Woodson. Books available for sale from Mobile Libris.
Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
With authors Matt de la Peña, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon, Neesha Meminger, Cindy Pon, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson, and moderated by Cheryl Klein