For any person with disabilities who ever yearned to see someone like them in a book when they were growing up (or are growing up now) … for anyone who didn’t meet enough fictional characters with disabilities in books when they were growing up … or who met characters with disabilities but were hurt, frustrated, or angry at the tropes they portrayed … for anyone trying to write about characters with disabilities, particularly for young adults and for kids in the middle grades … the Disability in Kid Lit blog is for you. Check them out and consider contributing. They particularly welcome contributors with disabilities. ESPECIALLY if you also belong to other marginalized communities (for example, people of color with disabilities, etc.)
Well, July has officially come to an end, and with it, the blog’s daily post schedule. Even though we’ve decided to continue Disability in Kidlit indefinitely, it still feels like we’re wrapping something up, like we’ve come to an end of sorts–and let me tell you, it feels fantastic. We’re so thrilled with how this event has gone. The types of posts we’ve featured, the reactions we’ve gotten, the places people have linked to the blog… We couldn’t be happier, and we wanted to thank all of you for following along this month.
Most of all, we want to thank the contributors who made all of this possible. Without their insight, thoughtfulness, criticism, enthusiasm, and occasional delightful snark, this event wouldn’t have been half as fantastic as it’s been. From the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU.
So, now what?
First of all, this blog will go…
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