The Scholastic Reading Club and We Need Diverse Books are promoting a list of 75 titles for middle-grade readers featuring diverse characters and plots.
Gregory Pardlo and a trio of other acclaimed poets discuss their precarious working relationship with the publishing establishment.
Bobby Nayyar, publisher of the UK’s Limehouse Books, offers three strategies for open and fair hiring, as well as improving diversity in publishing.
The book industry remains largely white and middle class, while efforts are being made to boost socio-economic and ethnic diversity in publishing.
UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’
Author Matt de la Peña asked, ‘Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?’ in an opening a debate about the lack of diversity in YA fiction.
UK publishing is a global business selling to a diverse, global audience — one that is not reflected by those who work in the industry.
By Ali Alsaloom The United Arab Emirates has moved from the camel to the Cadillac in a very short amount of time. Where our Bedouin forefathers once lived just to survive another day in the punishing desert climes, we drive air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned malls. So it might seem strange to suggest a return to the camel, yet that is …
By Rüdiger Wischenbart This may sound like an odd question to ask: Are books diverse? Sure! With hundreds of thousands of new titles published every year in the US, over 90,000 in Germany, and a “Long Tail” of millions of titles available to readers and buyers online, there are more books distributed and, arguably, read than ever before in history. That …