Portland State University. Department of English
Multiculturalism in literature, Publishers and publishing, Young adult literature
When exploring young adult literature, it is specifically important to research racial diversity because it can help show particular stereotypes, biases, and tropes that may be used in YA overall. This helps inform current issues or excellencies in the canon and leads to broader discussions about the importance of racial, and other, diversity in books generally. By developing methods to isolate racially diverse books in YA, extracting specific language from their Goodreads copy, and talking broadly about overall themes, I will analyze the types of language that book descriptions use when talking about race, if they do at all.
Finato, Brittney, "Diversity in YA: A Look at How Book Description Language Talks About Race" (2019). Book Publishing Final Research Paper. 37.