Call for Manuscripts, Volume 4/Issue 1

  • Crag Hill Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education The University of Oklahoma


Call for Manuscripts, Study & Scrutiny, Volume 4/Issue 1:

Due October 1, 2019


The number of books representing youth of color written by authors of color continues to fall far behind the number of publications by white authors (CCBC, 2017). The #weneeddiversebooks and #ownvoices movements of the past few years have reinvigorated a demand for young adult books written by authors of color. Along with this demand is the necessity of examining literary representations of youth of color to determine what opportunities or challenges these texts offer and to document how educators and students engage these narratives. We recognize the need to make space for scholars of color to contribute their scholarship to the study and scrutiny of diverse young adult literature. For this special issue, guest edited by Sybil Durand, we invite scholars of color to contribute their critical, theoretical, and empirical research on representations of youth of color in young adult literature.