I had completely gotten over my issues with the NPR 100 Best Young Adult Novels list and was ready to come blog about something else when I spotted this article on Salon: A Prestige Free Zone. So take a moment to read it and then come back and we’ll discuss.
The reason why this article stuck out to me is because it was the second article in just as many days that I have read discussing the prominence of female authors on the NPR list.
So your goals for today (and always) is to remember this:
1) YA lit rocks
2) It is the quality of the book not the gender of the writer that matters
3) Can we please stop suggesting that women writers are somehow less than male writers?