Kelly Jensen, A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction
This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today and how often and how HARD we work to we neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good.
Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."
Read the whole article here.
"Men write universal stories. Women write stories for girls. Men write Literature. Women write chick lit. Even in a world where women do publish in heavier numbers than men do, they are underscored, underseen, and undervalued."