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10 #OwnVoices Autism Books for Autism Acceptance Month

It's Autism Acceptance Month and these fiction and nonfiction autism books are here to help you expand your understanding of autism.

6 Powerful Books By Disabled Authors

The disabled community is so diverse that it’s especially important to publish and read #OwnVoices books by disabled authors with various disabilities.

Y’all, I’m Getting Pretty Excited About Agora’s Diverse Crime Fiction

Agora, the imprint from Polis books focused on publishing crime fiction from diverse authors, has been one of the best ...

Publishers Take Note: Own Voices Reviews Are Important

Publishers are ignoring own voices reviews to the detriment of own voices books and these Bookstagrammers and BookTubers are over it.

“Own Voices”: Roxane Gay and the Metric for Reality

Roxane Gay has done it again, this time on Australian TV and strengthening #OwnVoices with the words: "Personal Experience is not the Metric for Reality."

The Future of Indie Crime Fiction Belongs to Female Authors of Color

As I have written about a few times before, indie crime fiction is ushering in a much more diverse chapter ...

Crime Fiction Empathy and E.A. Aymar’s THE UNREPENTANT

With a unique sense of humor and wonderful sense of place, E.A. Aymar brings a refreshing dose of empathy to the crime fiction genre.

5 Historical Fiction Books Set in Latin America

For works that are haunting, lush, epic in scope, and often a real punch in the feels, check out this list of historical fiction books set in Latin America.

Read Harder 2019: An #OwnVoices Book Set in Mexico or Central America

Check out this list of reading recommendations for #ownvoices books set in Mexico or Latin America for the 2019 Read Harder challenge.

6 YA Fantasy Novels By #OwnVoices Authors

Check out these six excellent ownvoices YA fantasy novels inspired by the folklore and mythology from the authors' own cultures.

Gabino Iglesias Is Leading an Influx of Indie Lit About the Immigrant Experience

Gabino Iglesias sits down with Book Riot to talk about his new book and leading an influx of great indie lit written about/from the immigrant experience.

5 Hugely Underrated Diverse YA Fantasy Books

These excellent underrated diverse YA fantasy books have significantly less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads and deserve some attention.

Searching for the Non-White Heroine in Books

A reader on searching for the non-white heroine in books, #ownvoices, and wanting to see more representation in literature across the board.

20 Books for Parents of LGBT Kids

“What books can I read to help me understand my child?” A reader and parent of a gender-questioning kid recommends these books for parents of LGBT kids.

7 #Ownvoices Native American Picture Books

Instead of reading books that celebrate Columbus Day, celebrate Indigenous People's Day by reading these 7 picture books by and about Native American life.