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Is Diverse Fiction A New Genre?

Taking a critical look at what it means to lump books by marginalized authors into a genre, and at representation in publishing as a whole.

Meet the Rad Girls of Color for Beginning Readers

When I was in the early stages of my reading life, I inhaled books for beginning readers like Little Bear ...

Queer and Here: 10 QPOC YA Books

With Pride Month in the rearview mirror, here are 10 YA novels starring QPoC for your to-read list this summer.

25 Middle Grade #ownvoices Books

25 middle grade #ownvoices books to read and share with the young readers in your life.

Diverse Romances Coming February – April 2017

Diverse romance titles coming out in the next few months!

I Wasn’t Dreaming of a White Christmas: Representation in YA Holiday Books

Why are Christmas YA books so white?

Diverse Romances Coming November 2016 – January 2017

Diverse romance recommendations and new releases coming out November 2016 through January 2017. Guard your TBR piles accordingly!

Why Are We Angry? Thoughts on Lionel Shriver’s Gaffe

On the ramifications of Lionel Shriver's speech on cultural appropriation, and why some authors are so easily offended by criticism.

Diverse Romances Coming August-October 2016

Topple your TBR with a mega-list of inclusive romances coming out in the next three months.

Diverse Romances Coming May-July 2016

Bust your TBR with these soon-to-be-released romances by and about people of color and people with disabilities.

Discourse, Disappointment, and the Death By a Thousand Cuts

If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard all about the recent controversy surrounding Andrew Smith, the popular YA author of The Alex ...

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 ...