This blog post discusses the frankly disturbing ways people of color are(n’t) represented on YA book covers… although it mainly addresses racism, it mentions the overall lack of diversity. Like me and many of you, the author of the post is an avid YA lit reader, but she uncovers (pun intentional) some of the problems with YA publishing. The implication that people would be unwilling to choose a book with a person of color on the front is saddening and disgusting to me.
late reply us late. re: books. you can always donate them to your uni library :3 that's what i do.-subite-vene-in-orem
Thank you :) I sometimes leave some of my books on an book exchange table our uni library has, but the trouble is that my books are home and my uni is far away and I only go for one night these days so I try to not take much luggage.
But I could donate some to my local library…
I don´t think uni library´d really care for paperback chick lit anyway…
I´m struggling with an overload of book since I´m an impulsive book buyer. I would like to get rid of some of the books that I´ve already read, won´t read again and it´s unlikely anyone in my family would read them (because they´re in English and I´m the only person in my family who likes reading in English for fun - and this is despite having three relatives who teach the language o.O - or because they are on topics or in genres only I read)…
I´m considering joining Book Crossing and releasing my books into the wild. Good idea? Bad?
Bookish Jewellery Box
How awesome are these bookmarks? I wish I could have them all. (Taken with Instagram)
found this on a harry potter FB page
There’s something precious about the joy and hunger of child-like curiosity.
Photographer: Nicole Ravicchio
Subject: Amanda More
(Source: Flickr / whythelongface)