We Need Diverse Books: Reclaiming Time on the Page Part I

The fight for diversity in publishing is happening on social media. On April 24, 2014 Aisha Saeed one of the founders of We Need Diverse Books tweeted: No diverse authors at #BookCon None. Nada. Zilch. #nowords http://t.co/iGza0WYXHL … #weneeddiversebooks @BookRiot — Aisha Saeed (Amal Unbound Out May 8!) (@aishacs) April 24, 2014 The groundwork for […]

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Letters to a King

On April 16, 1963 Martin Luther King sat in a Birmingham jail and wrote a letter. In it, he defended to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference his “untimely and unwise” present activities in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Why Birmingham? “Because injustice is here,” he said. Why protest? “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice […]

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