Reading YA Lit as an Act of Resistance


These and many other stories hope to remind us that the freedom to choose our own reading is a form of resistance against the looming threat of a totalitarian state…

YA literature has situated itself as one of the most influential genres in publishing, with more adults reading YA than ever, and young adults being the most “literate” demographic. At SalonPaula Young Lee urges us to demand diversity in our YA lit, in this most critical political and cultural time, as a means of resisting the impending totalitarian takeover.

Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →