These literary works ask readers to rethink the histories of these half-human sea creatures and their role in society today.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
Books can play a role in activism and change. Here are five books that will help young people build their racial literacy.
The texts in this shortlist demonstrate how young characters have coped with trauma and uncertainty.
2020 has been a tumultuous year. Here are some books your kids can lose themselves in this summer.
Sci-fi, fantasy and rom-coms: books with LGBTQIA+ characters are as diverse as their readers.
First published in 1986, and selling 180 million books, how does The Baby-Sitters Club look for a new generation?
Young adult post-disaster fiction is more concerned with how we survive than understanding the causes of disaster. We can read it to explore our fears, responses and our capacity to adapt.
A children’s literature professor recommends some of her favourite books for high school kids.
Reading texts by and about diverse Australians will change the ways all young people see themselves and their communities. Here are five such books.
Here’s a bumper crop of thought-provoking and engaging novels for enquiring minds.
An English professor says educators should use “Speak” – an often banned novel about sexual assault – to engage young people about the topic.
Gothic fiction has become the ideal genre for exploring the grotesque, frightening aspects of coming of age. And disruptive girls with supernatural powers have replaced the passive heroines of old.
Female protagonists in young adult fiction are unlikely heroines who embrace their flaws. But when it comes to diversity, they are still largely white and middle class.
Here are five great book recommendations for teens that promote critical thinking, authentic voices, diversity and good conversations.