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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Racial Diversity in Publishing

Although sometimes I hate it, most of the time I love Twitter. And it’s getting love today for allowing me to come across this:

The State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report by The Ripped Bodice (a romance bookstore).

Earlier this year I wrote a series of posts about kids’ books and made a point of noting that fell into the category of “multi-cultural” (ie non-WASP).

There were quite a few pictures books on my recommended list but the numbers dwindled as the reading age got older.

Now I want to know about both the author identity and character identity of the books I read. Perhaps I should add tags to my reviews? LGBT would be one, and I already have a category for Asian, since I love Asian-flavored stories. But what do I *call* the different categories? Just Non-WASP as a category name? I suck at naming things–and it’s even worse if the name is something important. (Reminder: His Furriness’s official name was “Kat” so when I say I suck at naming things, I really do mean it.)

So what are good category names for such things? Anyone? Help? Please?

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