July 2015 Roundup: Diversity

July 2015 Roundup: Diversity

Palyku author Ambelin Kwaymullina, in an article published in The Conversation today, wrote about the push to increase diversity in young adult fiction in Australia and internationally. She cites author Malinda Lo, one of the authors of the We Need Diverse Books...
January 2015 Roundup: Diversity

January 2015 Roundup: Diversity

While AWW readers swung in their hammocks over summer, they also ploughed their way through books that illuminated themes of diversity. However, challenging unconscious biases is no breeze – it can take a concerted effort to seek out books which aren’t by white,...
August/September 2014 Roundup: Diversity

August/September 2014 Roundup: Diversity

As Indigenous author Ambelin Kwaymullina wrote in a recent guest post, ‘The stories that people read about us matter, especially because, for many non-Indigenous people, stories are all they know of us.’ It’s important that we read the stories of Indigenous...
June 2014 Roundup: Diversity

June 2014 Roundup: Diversity

June’s roundup already! Has anyone else felt like they’ve been on a freight train, and unceremoniously tossed out at the station in the middle of the year?  Either way, our readers have certainly been keeping up to speed, as we’ve had some 20 reviews of books that...
April 2014 Roundup: Diversity

April 2014 Roundup: Diversity

These balmy (at least in Brisbane!) autumn evenings kept our readers out of doors over April, as numbers were down in the diversity department.  Yours truly is also to blame, as I’ve been chained to my desk with writing deadlines.  However soon I’ll unshackle myself...