Photo 28 Sep Today’s purchases: #TheSkyIsEverywhere + #Belzhar

Today’s purchases: #TheSkyIsEverywhere + #Belzhar

Photo 25 Sep #addisonstone Because it’s amazing. @adelegriffin

#addisonstone Because it’s amazing. @adelegriffin

Video 24 Sep 288,276 notes

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People Art Gallery

Exciting Photo Illusions

Photo 23 Sep Oh, hey pre-order link for #MoreHappyThanNot on Amazon!

Oh, hey pre-order link for #MoreHappyThanNot on Amazon!

Video 20 Sep

….”we’ll PROBABLY write later, but if not, that’s what winter is for.” 🌞🌞🌞🌞

Photo 20 Sep Hamptons writing retreat! #NotWriting

Hamptons writing retreat! #NotWriting

Photo 18 Sep 1 note My cover’s face is prettier than yours. Fall back, Wall.

My cover’s face is prettier than yours. Fall back, Wall.

Text 17 Sep 250 notes Diversity 101: Gay in YA

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Contributed to CBC Diversity by Adam Silvera

When writing diverse books, we’re writing about choices—and the things we can’t choose. Harry Potter could have chosen not to go to Hogwarts, but spending the rest of his youth with the incorrigible Dursleys would’ve sucked for all involved—Harry, the Dursleys, and the readers who became readers because of the boy wizard. Katniss Everdeen didn’t have to volunteer as tribute in The Hunger Games in place of Prim, but life in District 12 was bleak enough without watching someone act like her younger sister’s name wasn’t announced for a battle to the death. There are choices characters—and people—make because the alternative is simply unspeakable. But then there are the ones who don’t have a choice at all. They don’t choose to be Latino, they don’t choose mental illness, they don’t choose their sexual orientation. Who gives them a voice? I, along with many others, volunteer as tribute.

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My post for the Children’s Book Council on writing GAY YA. 

Photo 17 Sep And the Children’s Book Council asked me to write a post about Diversity 101: Gay in YA, which ALSO went live today. Both can be found on Twitter. #weneeddiversebooks #morehappythannot

And the Children’s Book Council asked me to write a post about Diversity 101: Gay in YA, which ALSO went live today. Both can be found on Twitter. #weneeddiversebooks #morehappythannot

Photo 16 Sep 1 note I wrote SOMETHING for SOMEONE and used these books as favorite examples of novels that write LGBT characters right. You can read the post tomorrow afternoon. :)

I wrote SOMETHING for SOMEONE and used these books as favorite examples of novels that write LGBT characters right. You can read the post tomorrow afternoon. :)


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