Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Run Over by a Speeding Bus

Band of Thebes has a good post up about the Huffington Post's discovery of GLBT-themed Young Adult (YA) fiction. Like Columbus, the writers are discovering a new world that was already there, and they ignore a lot of excellent recent work. (Unfortunately, as I've pointed out before, it's too often gay people who help in the erasure of our history.)

To be fair to the HP writers, they say clearly enough that their list includes some that "are new, some [that] are classics, but all are worth a read." Still, as BoT points out, a couple of years is a long time in teen years, and some young reader out there may stumble on the HP article and find it useful.