speculative diversity

You may have heard about BookCon 2014? It’s the big, grand, open-to-the-public day of Book Expo America, which is the largest book event in the country. And what did BookCon organizers do? Well, they created a line-up of literary luminaries consisting of 29 white people and a cat.  Maybe they haven’t read any of these authors.

The Stone Lions
by Gwen Dandridge
Diary of a Part-Time Ghost (Ghosts & Shadows #1)
by Vered Ehsani
Parable of the Sower / Parable of the Talents / Kindred (Earthseed #1 -2)
by Octavia E. Butler
Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1)
by Max Gladstone
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
by Nnedi Okorafor
The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside, #2)
by Ellen Kushner
by Malinda Lo
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
by NK Jemisin
Ring (Ring #1)
by Koji Suzuki, Robert B. Rohmer (Translator), Glynne Walley (Translator)
Keep adding titles for young people…

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~ by Gwen Dandridge on May 27, 2014.

2 Responses to “WeNeedDiverseBooks”

  1. Very cool — your book tops the list!

  2. Thanks. I was excited to see Lions on the list.

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