For most of my life, the majority of books I’ve read have been written by white men, from the picture books I grew up with to most of my favorite childhood series, and then almost everything I read as an English student throughout high school and college. It’s not that books by white men are all the same, or that they’re all bad. It’s that these books share a similar perspective. I had become so used to the white male viewpoint that I subconsciously recognized it as the standard.
we need diverse books
We work at a publishing house. We look at manuscripts and produce press releases and cover designs day after day to (hopefully) publish works that we feel hold integrity and have a unique story to tell. We also love reading. We’ve probably always loved reading. It’s kind of understood, you’d assume, that those who devote […]