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The Inheritance of Books and Patriarchal Narratives

One reader muses on the books she inherited and how, as an older reader, she noticed her inherited collection lacked diversity.

Pura Belpré, the First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC (And My Library Hero)

Who was Pure Belpré and why she should be your librarian hero, too.

Two Children’s Book Authors Speak on the Importance of Latinx Characters

On writing Latinx stories for Latinx children.

On Taking a Cautious and Thoughtful Approach to Inclusion in Books

A reader chimes in with some thoughts on the ways in which authors can improve their approach to inclusion, namely without tokenizing their characters.

I Can’t Find Myself: Navigating Homogenous Fiction for Diverse Readers

One reader on finding herself -- an autistic woman -- in a YA novel and what that meant.

People of Color in the Middle Ages: A Primer to Support Diversity in Fantasy

Europe in the Middle Ages was a racially and culturally diverse place, and fantasy books based on the period should reflect that. Here's why.

The Diversity Myth: Where Have All The Black Editors Gone?

Dismantling publishing's problem with diversity and what it means to be a Black editor.

What Did Rory Read After Gilmore Girls Ended?

What did Rory read after Gilmore Girls ended? Book Riot compiles a list of suggestions, from 1100+ page novels to Rainbow Rowell and The Hunger Games.

Overcoming Judging Books by Their Characters

Judging books by how likeable the characters are? Here's how one Rioter overcame it.

First Book CEO Discusses Diversity and the “Stories For All” Project

As the We Need Diverse Books campaign gained steam throughout May, one of the many questions asked was how to create ...