I still want to be highlighting Black authors and Black stories, but because it’s also Pride month. So let’s get queer up in here!
Haven’t had one of these in a while.
This month I am prioritizing Black queer voices in my reading to learn more. Urge publishers to be more inclusive because Black lives matter. People of color matter and they need our love and support.
We’ve seen your statements. We’ve seen you state you want to “do better.” So this is what we’re asking from you.
As part of Readers for Equality, we’ve put together four actionable items you can take to uplift the voices of the many literary content creators of color. We are asking for transparency. We are asking for compensation. We are asking for a seat at the table.
To everyone else in the literary world, if you stand with us, please help by sharing this graphic in your own feed and in your stories. Together we can effect change.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you are aware of the protests around the United States—and the world—after the death of George Floyd at the hand of four police officers. These protest are highlighting the police brutality in our country, more specifically within the Black community.
“Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself. They have allowed me to remember. They have allowed me to forget. They have allowed me to imagine different endings and better possible worlds.” – Roxane Gay
Is this just another excuse to tell you to stay inside? Only partly.
More people need to be talking about this book!
Total Number of Books: 20! (a personal best)
Total Number of Pages: 6,537
Favorite (New) Read of the Month: Normal People by Sally Rooney
It’s a Tag Tuesday, y’all