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Writing the Wrongs of Stereotypes

In the latest instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Stella Schools Ambassador Sarah Ayoub argues that our ability to see one another clearly is restricted by stereotypes – and that Australian young adult fiction is fighting back, providing more diverse stories for a new generation.


Someone Else’s Shoes

As part of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Demet Divaroren argues that storytelling is an exploration of what makes us human, and that words have the capacity to shatter stereotypes.


Resisting Radical Ignorance

Stella Schools Ambassador Rebecca Lim kicks off our new blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry with a call for all Australians to resist radical ignorance.


Mothers In YA

In her latest Stella Schools Blog guest post, writer and reviewer Danielle Binks asks us to take another look at the role of mothers in YA.


Trixie Belden and the Tiger Parents: Rebecca Lim reimagines Trixie Belden

To give an idea of how ‘exotic’ some of her childhood reading seemed, Stella Schools Ambassador Rebecca Lim re-imagines her favourite childhood heroine, Trixie Belden, as a Chinese migrant kid with traditional ‘tiger’ parents.


Stories For Everyone: A round-up of diverse YA recommendations from Rebecca Lim and Leanne Hall

In this recap of our recent Melbourne Writers Festival schools event, Stories for Everyone, Stella Schools Ambassadors Leanne Hall and Rebecca Lim share their favourite diverse YA book recommendations.


Women’s Bodies in Speculative Fiction

For her fourth Stella Schools Blog guest post, writer and reviewer Danielle Binks speaks with YA authors about the representation of women characters in fantasy YA, and how they approach the issue in their own work.


Randa Abdel-Fattah discusses When Michael Met Mina

Stella Schools Ambassador Randa Abdel-Fattah discusses her new YA novel, When Michael Met Mina.


What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?

In the lead-up to Girls Write Up, we asked some of our speakers to look back on their teenage years and share a piece of advice that they wish they could give to their 16-year-old selves.


29/8/16: Stories for Everyone @ MWF Schools Program

Join Stella Schools Ambassadors Leanne Hall, Rebecca Lim and Stella Schools Program Coordinator, Bec Kavanagh, as they discuss identity and representation, and why diversity is important in the stories we read.


Stella Schools Interview: Steph Bowe

The Stella Prize chats to Schools Ambassador Steph Bowe, author of YA novels Girl Saves Boy and All This Could End.


Stella Schools Interview: Zoya Patel

The Stella Prize chats with Schools Ambassador Zoya Patel, the founder/editor of online feminist journal Feminartsy, and the former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine.