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Are You a “Real” Reader?

If you've got a case of Reading Impostor syndrome, we're here to help you figure out your ~Real Reader status.

Go Beyond Reading Diversely: Buy Diversely, Too

We know that we should be conscious of reading diversely when we're picking up books to put into our eyeballs. But what about the next step? Are we purchasing books as diversely as we're reading?

10 Black Women Bookstagrammers to Follow this February

A list of bookstagram (bookish-instragram) accounts run by black women.

20 Bookstagrammers of Color to Follow

Diversify your bookstagram feed and get more #ownvoices recommendations with these great bookstagrammers of color (and from all over the world).

Book Riot’s 2018 Bookish Resolutions

What are your resolutions for the new year? Read Riot contributor's bookish resolutions for inspiration and share your own in the comments.

8 Non-Blonde Rapunzels

9 times out of 10, Rapunzel is shown as a blonde. Here are 8 children's books offering a diversity of Rapunzels and hair colors.

So You’ve Curated a List of “Best Books of All Time” With Only White Authors

Could we not.

Ripped Bodice’s Racial Diversity in Romance Report Reveals Grim Numbers

The Ripped Bodice, the country's only romance-only bookstore, has released a report about the state of racial diversity in romance.

How I’ll Teach Reading after Charlottesville

A high school English teacher on the books she plans to teach in response to the events in Charlottesville.

Diverse Titles at Book Expo America

A curated list of some of the upcoming diverse titles heard about at Book Expo America.

On BEA and Looking Critically at Publisher Promotions

The first of a two-part piece taking a hard look at publishing and diversity through the lens of this year's Book Expo America.

LibraryReads So White, or Why Librarians Need to Do Better

Since their creation, the Library Reads lists have only recommended 5.8% authors of color.

Well-Read Black Girl is Kickstarting a Writers’ Conference and Festival

Back this conference celebrating Black women writers!

Where We Can Go After Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman movie has opened the door for future kick-ass female superhero movies. Here's what we'd like to see.

3 On A YA Theme: A+ Book Covers To Get Excited About

Excellent upcoming YA book covers featuring people of color. Sweet.