Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon have put together a fabulous new effort called Diversity in YA. The website (pretty!) launches today and a four-city (and possibly more) tour is in the works featuring many, many fabulous authors.
The project's focus is:
Diversity in YA seeks to bring attention to MG and YA books featuring people of color and LGBT characters. We envision DIYA as a positive, friendly gathering of readers and writers who want to see diversity in their fiction. Every week on our website we'll be featuring books that include diversity, from realistic, contemporary novels to absorbing historicals and adventurous fantasy.
Head over and check it out.