Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL) is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal hosted by St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science Program and University Library. RDYL is published twice a year; summer issues are themed and winter issues are unthemed.

5.1 Call for Papers RDYL 5.1 Special Issue on Diversity in Graphic Novels

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL) announces a call for papers for a special issue focused on diversity in graphic novels. Scheduled to publish in Summer 2022, RDYL 5.1 will be guest edited by Dr. Jung Kim (Lewis University) and Dr. Laura Jiménez (Boston University Wheelock).

Essays are due January 25, 2022.

Click here for RDYL 5.1 CFP.


Cristina Rhodes and Nithya Sivashankar, RDYL’s Book Review Editors, oversee the publication of 2-3 book reviews per issue. If you are interested in having RDYL review your book or writing reviews for RDYL, or if you have a suggestion for a book to be reviewed, please contact Cristina Rhodes (csrhodes@ship.edu) or Nithya Sivashankar nithya.s@txstate.edu).

Sarah Park Dahlen (spdahlen@illinois.edu) and Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez (sorodriguez@lagcc.cuny.edu), Co-Editors

Year Round Submissions

  • We are now accepting essays year-round for our unthemed issues.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2022)

Front Matter


Editors’ Introduction: Variations on Building Bridges
Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez and Sarah Park Dahlen



Disrupting Monolithic Representations of LGBTQ+ Youth: Moving Toward Intersectionality
Matthew S. Jeffries, Ashley S. Boyd, and Janine Julianna Darragh

Book Review