Why We Need More Diverse Books

Wonderful post and so so important!


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Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion about diversity within books and not all of it has been positive. I’m extremely passionate about how important diversity is within books so some of the things I’ve been reading have disappointed me. I’ve seen a lot of claims that society is pressurizing authors to include diversity within books and that if you do not you’re going to be automatically labelled as racist or lgbt+-phobic. I’ve even seen people claiming including poc (people/person of colour) and lgbt+ characters is forcing characters to be a certain way when they wouldn’t be that way if there wasn’t the pressure of including diversity. As if a person of colour’s or member of the lgbt+ community’s existence isn’t as normal and natural as a white cishet person.

As a person of colour, this whole stigma against including diversity is both disappointing and upsetting. Imagine reading…

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