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The Silver Lining: “Best of Goodreads” Comics

If you read much on our sister site, Book Riot, you’ll find some love for Goodreads along with some criticism. ...

12 Excellent Memoirs by Women of Color

Like Leila and Annika, I’m being intentional about reading primarily — if not entirely –books by women authors. Part of it ...

Oy Gevalt!: 32 Books for Jewish Book Month

L’Seforim (to books)! Each year, in the month before Chanukah, and thanks to the efforts of a public librarian in ...

Off-Panel: Women Sweep the Ignatz Awards

As seen in the continued success of Ultimate Universe Spider-Man Miles Morales, the reinvention of dead Spider-Man girlfriend Gwen Stacy ...

Diverse Writers Students Should Get to Know

I didn’t read diverse books until I got to college. I was pretty set on the dead white guys because ...

Panels Indie Scene #2: Comics About Trans Life

We launched Indie Scene last week as a weekly look at indie comics, and guess what? A week later and ...

Diversity Panels at Kansas City Comic Con

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a brand new convention to my hometown: Kansas City Comic Con. ...

3 On A YA Theme: Recent Diverse Mysteries

This week’s 3 on a YA theme is sponsored by Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani. Claire Takata has never ...

7 Ways You (Yes, You!) Can Make Comics More Diverse and Inclusive

You guys, I’m feeling a bit discouraged. After so much progress in diversifying the representation in and creation of mainstream ...

Make Mine MANTAMAJI: Indie Comics Win at Diversity

In early July, Marvel Comics extended an “All New, All Different” gift to their readers. Starting in October, the publisher ...

Marvel Studios and Diversity

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

A Review of IMPROVISE, GIRL, IMPROVISE by Lilith Latini

There’s the old quote of Emily Dickinson’s that gets passed around by high school English teachers about how Emily knew ...

3 On A YA Theme: Gender Fluid, Genderqueer, Gender Unspecified

To round out Pride Month, I wanted to touch on a spectrum of identities that are covered by the LGBTQIA+ acronym, even though ...

And Another Thing: On Tokenistic Writing

In my post about the usage of the phrase “forced diversity” to refer to books that have multiple “minority” characters, ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In May

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...