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The Role of Sensitivity Readers in Kid Lit and YA

February 1, 2017

An author, a reader, and a publisher discuss how sensitivity readers are making books more inclusive and accurate when it comes to representing marginalized groups.

Authors concerned about the accuracy of their cultural representations are beginning to work with sensitivity readers in order to reduce stereotypes. A sensitivity reader might have a specific sexual orientation, ethnic background, or other underrepresented experience or identity that are often overlooked by the majority culture.

I can’t even explain how grateful I am, because there are things I wouldn’t have thought of that are an easy catch for people who have lived through that experience. (Literary Hub)


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