Writers (and readers) against racism

Over at the School Library Journal blog Writers Against Racism, Amy Bowllan has started a project we think is great: sharing pictures of everyday people reading books by authors of color. Check out these adorable girls:

Girls with Jingle DancerThe goal is to get 100 pictures by the end of the summer. If you’ve got one, send it via e-mail, with a short blurb about the setting and who is in the picture, name of the book, author etc. to abowllan [at] mediasourceinc [dot] com.

And if you haven’t got one yet, plenty of great books out there just waiting to be read (we dare to recommend Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds and Sacred Mountain: Everest, just to name a few!)

Kudos to Amy for coming up with a great simple way to celebrate two of the things we love most: diversity and books.

6 thoughts on “Writers (and readers) against racism”

  1. Subverting–I like that, Frances! And Amy’s photo idea is a great way to keep this subject out there so it doesn’t become just another passing fad.

  2. AMY this is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 So proud of you and what you are doing for our future minds!!! Keep it up-

    Your Cuz-

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