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❝ She’s so caught up in her own world, the one filled with books and whatever you find in them, that sometimes I wonder if she has any idea of what’s really happening. Like, in this world. Where we’re both standing. ❞

- Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma (via yainterrobang)

❝ Nobody really goes out and intentionally writes a story that is not diverse. People aren’t intentionally trying to exclude all this from their stories, consciously. You write what you know, and it comes out the way it does. And what I think is great about [the We Need Diverse Books] campaign is it’s putting that seed in people’s heads so that when they’re thinking of new stories and being creative, they now have this new image in their head that they can work with. ❞

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Marie Lu, author of THE YOUNG ELITES (out Oct. 7!) and the New York Times best-selling LEGEND series, on diversity in YA and the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. Listen to her full interview here, or on iTunes or Stitcher!

(via firstdraftwithsarahenni)

❝ There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. ❞

- Gail Carson Levine (via abookblog)