Whitewashing In Book Covers

Diversity problems in publishing are multiple and far-reaching. One such issue is the whitewashing of protagonists on book covers. Whitewashing is frequently discussed in connection to film and is often called out publicly. Prominent examples of whitewashing in movies include films like Aloha, The Lone Ranger, and Doctor Strange. Whitewashing and public backlash over it …

READING LIST: 8 Fat Positive Books for Young Adults

Although fat positivity in the publishing industry has increased in the past few years, there are still relatively few books with fat-positive representation, especially for children and young adults. Today, I wanted to share a brief list of books that feature fat main characters in young adult literature. Though this list is not exhaustive, it …

4 Easy Ways To Support Small Publishers

Small and independent publishers (and booksellers) are staples of the book community. And they often go unrecognized. Oftentimes, readers don’t pay attention to the details of the books they love. Some readers might take notice of their favorite authors, genres, and tropes. Dedicated readers might pay attention to book sellers, preferring independent bookstores to Amazon …

Intersectionality and Literature

Definition Intersectionality: “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage; a theoretical approach based on such a premise” What does this mean? In simpler terms, intersectionality refers to the ways in which different identities inform how different forms of discrimination …