Defying Description: Tackling the Many Facets of Identity in YA
The 2013 NYC Teen Author Festival presents "Defying Description: Tackling the Many Facets of Identity in YA." As YA literature evolves, there is more of an acknowledgment of the many facets that go into a teenager’s identity, and even categories that once seemed absolute now have more nuance. Focusing particularly, but not exclusively, on LGBTQ characters and their depiction, we’ll discuss the complexities about writing about such a complex experience.
moderator: David Levithan