YA literature? You mean books about Super Special White Girl and Her Mysterious Brooding Boyfriend?

Here’s a list of black YA leads! And ten Native American protagonists! And a list of ladies who love ladies in YA! And genderqueer / transgender YA leads! And more queer titles! And 2015 / 2016 YA books with Asian / East Asian leads! And bisexual YA leads! And Muslim YA leads! And asexual YA leads! And YA Interrobang’s entire section on diverse YA fiction!



If you want to be a good writer who creates diverse characters, it’s important to read widely and check out books that are about people who don’t match your life/gender/orientation/age/religion/world view/etc.

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