Diversity in Representation

In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation

Diversity: Disability

The idea of finding books with differently-abled or non-neurotypical authors or characters really stumped me, so I figured some research would not go amiss. WeNeedDiverseBooks.org starts a discussion here, DiversityInYA.com talks about diversity here, The Guardian talks with TheBookAddictedGirl about the topic here, and the American Library Association weighs in on the link between diversity and banned books here. … Continue reading Diversity: Disability

Random Round Up w Jobe

Would you paint an entire wall in your house to read as the first page from a favorite book? This author did! Meredith McCardle, author of The Eighth Guardian and Blackout, did exactly that. Thanks to Buzzfeed for telling Goodreads for telling the Goodwill Librarian for telling me! Want to be inspired, or looking for your … Continue reading Random Round Up w Jobe