Episode • June 12, 2019

Show Notes

Some of last month’s biggest YA book news stories were a bit controversial.


Controversy struck the YA community with the announcement of the ‘Eleanor & Park’ movie, based on the popular novel by Rainbow Rowell. Does the book perpetuate harmful and racist stereotypes and ideas? We dive into the discussion surrounding the announcement in this latest episode while also asking how authors should approach inclusivity.

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In this episode…

  • We’re making changes to our show and we want your feedback!
  • We’ve got a mini book review of Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard in this month’s segment of ‘What Are You Reading?’
  • Would a book like Eleanor & Park be publishable today?
  • Where did Rainbow Rowell go wrong?
  • Dear authors: please research!
  • What books get inclusivity and representation right?
  • A friendly reminder: Let’s try to be patient with each other.

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