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Eric and Kelly talk about the latest diversity numbers in YA lit from the CCBC along with the #KidLitWomen discussions around the web, YA books about teen change makers, and wrap up with a look at some great books to read for Women’s History Month on feminism.

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Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood

2017 CCBC Diversity Stats for Children’s Books

CCBC Blog Post on 2017 #OwnVoices Children’s Books

#KidLitWomen Post Round-Up

Edi Campbele on Black Girl Economics in YA

Zetta Elliott’s 2017 MG and YA Titles By Black Authors

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson

March trilogy by John Lewis

The Rock and the River duology by Kekla Magoon

This Side of Home by Reneé Watson

The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

This Is How It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Violent Ends edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

Shooter by Walter Dean Myers

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

Underwater by Marisa Reichart

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

Badass Bygone Broads by Mackenzie Lee

Bumped and Thumped by Megan McCafferty

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu

Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen

Girls in Justice by Richard Ross

Push Out: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School by Monique Morris

Girls Incarcerated (Netflix Streaming)