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Right now, a lot of us are pledging to consciously build in more reads from black authors, as well as books covering all genders, races, religions, disabilities, etc. (which is great!). But, how do we keep up the momentum… forever? (because this is not and can’t just be a trend that comes and goes).
A common myth
Firstly, I wanted to mention something I’ve heard both on Bookstagram and in my personal life, a lot: ‘I just read what I enjoy, I don’t need to consciously look for certain books’.
There are a few reasons why this is wrong:
- Books by black authors (for example) or authors from minority groups, are often not widely advertised; it isn’t hard to realise that publishing isn’t really built to support marginalized authors– think about the big names in nearly every genre- I know that for YA fiction, the large majority…
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