Authors in their own words

CNN Living asked writers and YA watchers what changes they'd like to see in young adult fiction. "I hope more commercial books feature more characters of color. That would change the game. Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?" <a href='http://mattdelapena.com/' target='_blank'>Matt de la Peña</a> said. Click through our gallery to see what others had to say.

CNN Living asked writers and YA watchers what changes they'd like to see in young adult fiction. "I hope more commercial books feature more characters of color. That would change the game. Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?" Matt de la Peña said. Click through our gallery to see what others had to say.