richincolor:

Diverse Lit is Out There
Last month, René Saldaña, Jr. wrote a guest post over at Latin@s in Kid Lit that sparked some excellent conversation around the availability and purchasing of diverse lit. If you missed it, the title does give a pretty good hint at the topic – “Forgive Me My Bluntness: I’m a Writer of Color and I’m Right Here In Front of You: I’m the One Sitting Alone at the Table.” He made some pretty clear statements and this stuck with me, “The books are there. All you have to do is look for them.” This wasn’t something entirely new either. Back in January of 2013, Shelley Diaz wrote “Librarians Sound Off: Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, But a Lack of Awareness.”
I am all for the creation of a larger number of diverse books given the statistics that CCBC provides, but I would agree that librarians, teachers, readers, and others who make book purchases, may not be finding the diverse books that already exist.
Where to Find It
To help fulfill our mission to promote diverse young adult lit, we have a release calendar up in the menu bar along with our resource page and review archive. In addition, we post many book lists. Beyond the resources here at Rich in Color, there have also been some posts and lists published around the Internet in the past year that you can access for more titles:
Where Can I Find Great Diverse Children’s Books? (Lee & Low)
Embracing Diversity in YA Lit (Shelley Diaz – scroll down for the resources)
Resources Generated by CCBC-Net Discussion (Edi Campbell)
We Need Diverse Books Campaign – full of reading suggestions and resources
Reading Challenges – these challenges supply suggested titles and participants may provide reviews of the books they read
If we want a greater volume of diverse books in the market going forward, we need to buy and promote the ones that are already here. Many people are talking about the need for diverse literature. Talking about it is a step forward, but to make real change happen, we need to act.

richincolor:

Diverse Lit is Out There

Last month, René Saldaña, Jr. wrote a guest post over at Latin@s in Kid Lit that sparked some excellent conversation around the availability and purchasing of diverse lit. If you missed it, the title does give a pretty good hint at the topic – “Forgive Me My Bluntness: I’m a Writer of Color and I’m Right Here In Front of You: I’m the One Sitting Alone at the Table.” He made some pretty clear statements and this stuck with me, “The books are there. All you have to do is look for them.” This wasn’t something entirely new either. Back in January of 2013, Shelley Diaz wrote “Librarians Sound Off: Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, But a Lack of Awareness.”

I am all for the creation of a larger number of diverse books given the statistics that CCBC provides, but I would agree that librarians, teachers, readers, and others who make book purchases, may not be finding the diverse books that already exist.

Where to Find It

To help fulfill our mission to promote diverse young adult lit, we have a release calendar up in the menu bar along with our resource page and review archive. In addition, we post many book lists. Beyond the resources here at Rich in Color, there have also been some posts and lists published around the Internet in the past year that you can access for more titles:

Where Can I Find Great Diverse Children’s Books? (Lee & Low)

Embracing Diversity in YA Lit (Shelley Diaz – scroll down for the resources)

Resources Generated by CCBC-Net Discussion (Edi Campbell)

We Need Diverse Books Campaign – full of reading suggestions and resources

Reading Challenges – these challenges supply suggested titles and participants may provide reviews of the books they read

If we want a greater volume of diverse books in the market going forward, we need to buy and promote the ones that are already here. Many people are talking about the need for diverse literature. Talking about it is a step forward, but to make real change happen, we need to act.

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christel-thoughts:

blackfemalescientist:

cecampos23:

alt-and-black:

therightherr:

Dear White People (x)

tomorrow. 

GO SEE IT. MAKE IT WORTH IT. PROVE THEM WRONG AND GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

D: Have fun guysss. I’ll be there in spirit
trishiaxpaula normanancee camiyogaom

Please see it again and again so they’ll bring it to my area.

^^^ because i don’t know when or even if it will come my way.

(Source: bonafidepersonofshade, via chescaleigh)

hellogiggles:

Hehe :) She’s got it! 

(Source: bussykween)

nevver:

Twin Peaks
"

It’s possible to bend language to your will, to invest extraordinary amounts of effort and care to make words do what you want them to do.

Our culture celebrates athletes that shape their bodies, and chieftains who build organizations. Lesser known, but more available, is the ability to work on our words until they succeed in transmitting our ideas and causing action.

Here’s the thing: you may not have the resources or the physique or the connections that people who do other sorts of work have. But you do have precisely the same keyboard as everyone else. It’s the most level playing field we’ve got.

"

Seth Godin on doing the word.

To do it well, bookmark this evolving library of notable advice on writing from celebrated authors, then revisit Steven Pinker on the art and cognitive science of effective writing.

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allieinarden:

…well, it’s better to bring too many books than not enough books, right?

(via nonelikejesus)

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve spent my career in social work, finding jobs for people with disabilities. I love helping people, but I’m tired of being poor. So I’m looking for a job that’s a bit more commercial.""What was the most frustrating part of social work?""All the best people leave."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve spent my career in social work, finding jobs for people with disabilities. I love helping people, but I’m tired of being poor. So I’m looking for a job that’s a bit more commercial."
"What was the most frustrating part of social work?"
"All the best people leave."

"You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say."

— Paulo Coelho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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creatingaquietmind:

Nathan Filer, Where the Moon Isn’t

creatingaquietmind:

Nathan Filer, Where the Moon Isn’t

(Source: aseaofquotes)

"Life doesn’t always give you second chances, so take the first one."

— (via ohlovequotes)

(Source: psych-facts)

runswithvamps:

favorite place ❤️ (at Iliad Bookshop)

runswithvamps:

favorite place ❤️ (at Iliad Bookshop)

(via teacoffeebooks)

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psych2go:

For more posts like these, go psych2go. For our mission page, go here

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 (by Nick Kaye)

 (by Nick Kaye)

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