The publishing industry needs to be more inclusive, but writers can be too. All they need is patience, open-mindedness, and sensitivity readers.
While we fight to find a balance in the portrayal of all peoples in young adult fiction, we find ourselves thrown into an extreme circumstance of portrayal. Read more about negative portrayals of certain skin colors and leave your thoughts in comments!
Traveling in Japan was the first time I was a minority. Read about my experience with being Caucasian in Japan.