And it is always about me....
Over at Nerds Heart YA, they are introducing the consultants. Which includes me this year. Which I'm very excited about.
And in case you missed it: the judges for this year.
Why, that is all lovely and charming, you may say, but what is Nerds Heart YA?
Basically (as is told in longer version at the Nerds Heart YA Website), it's a bracket-style book competition. Thirty-two books, blogger judges, and the books are all YA books that are fantastic but under represented (aka, didn't get as much attention as they deserved). This year the central focus is diversity, specifically Person(s) of Color (POC), GLBT, Disability/Mental Illness, Religious Lifestyle and Lower Socioeconomic Status.
As you know from my comments about SLJ's Battle of the Kids Books, what I like about these types of competitions is not who wins or loses. It's drawing attention to books, as well as looking not at the "winner" of a round but rather at the "why" that book won.
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