It’s time to diversify your reading list.
This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:
• Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and own voices
• A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
• Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers
Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now!
EASY TO GIFT: This portable guide is packed with more than 150 colorful illustrations is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase.
DISCOVER UNSUNG LITERARY HEROES: The authors dive deep into a wide variety of genres, such as Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and more to bring the works of authors of color to the fore.
ENDLESS READING INSPIRATION: Themed book stacks and reading suggestions from luminaries of the literary world provide curated book recommendations. Your to-read list will thank you.
Perfect for: bookish people; literary lovers; book club members; Mother’s Day shoppers; stocking stuffers; followers of #DiverseSpines; Jane Mount and Ideal Bookshelf fans; Reese’s Book Club and Oprah’s Book Club followers; people who use Goodreads.com; readers wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons
This is a book for every serious reader. It has everything! Some of these authors I have read…but to be honest…most I have not. So, I have created a new tumbling tbr. Diverse authors is now my new go to list!
I enjoyed so many aspects of this compilation. I especially enjoyed the bookstores. Not only do I have more books added to my tumbling tbr, I have bookstores which I must visit.
And the illustrations! I am actually purchasing this as a physical book so I can have the illustrations and the references on my shelf.
Now, this was formatted differently. I read an advanced reader copy for the kindle. I am sure it has been corrected for the future ereader. But I had a good bit of trouble with this. Some words were on different pages and to be honest…hard to find. But, like I said, I am sure this has been corrected in the final copy.
Need a good reference for future reads….THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this book from the publisher for a honest review.