#diversity in literature

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

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

Medieval Europe was a racially and culturally diverse place, and fantasy based on the period should reflect that.

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

What Did Rory Read After Gilmore Girls Ended?

Overcoming Judging Books by Their Characters

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