Here is the thing, even though you may think that there has been a huge influx of diverse books, there really has not been. Diverse authors, especially people of color, still face many barriers when it comes to getting their books published. You can check the CCBC Publishing Stastisitics for more info. We might not always be able to buy every single diverse book that comes out (even if we will try) because our wallets aren’t infinite but there are more things we can do that also supports diverse books!
1. Request upcoming releases at your library if they don’t already have them pre-ordered. Even if you are planning on buying a copy.
Libraries are always welcome to open recommendations from patrons!
2. Check diverse books out from the library!…