Wednesday, 2 January 2019

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2019




Let's get moving my dearest nerdlets!


I didn't manage to make 2018's list all that I wanted it to be - not least because 2018 was stressful and hard as hell.

2019 though? Let's kick some butt!







Just like with the original link list, it'll start small and continue to grow throughout the year.





Once again, my (hopefully achievable) aim is to get at least one link for EVERY category - so if you can help out, check out the info. below!


This is a list I started back in 2016 as a resource for those interested in the Diversity Movement and promoting diversity in books.




So what counts?

Well, a variety of stuff, but just as an example:

  • Discussion blogposts 
  • Lists of authors
  • Lists of diverse books
  • Goodreads lists
  • Articles about diverse books
  • Interviews with diverse authors and/or about diversity in books


Some stuff that DOESN'T count:

  • Book reviews (although link-ups and lists of reviews are acceptable, this isn't a place for individual reviews)
  • Amazon/Goodreads etc. links to individual books
  • Non-bookish stuff
  • Spam


For more info, see the 2016 list which has more details, or just ask - I don't bite!





I really do need your help - this is literally hours of work!

You can submit links via this spreadsheet - no spam, please.

I'm not responsible for 3rd party content, or for the books the links recommend. If there's a problem with any link, just let me know in the comments below






This post is 100% FREE for all, but if you would like to support me, Dora Reads, and the Link List, you can buy me a coffee here.




Previous Link Lists



The Bookish Diversity Link List 2016
The Bookish Diversity Link List 2017
The Bookish Diversity Link List 2018



General


African Nationalities

Reading Zimbabwe - ADDED 13TH JAN

Black


The Brown Bookshelf - blog devoted to African American kids literature (inc. YA)


Disability


Disability in Kidlit - website dedicated to representations of disability (inc. mental illness, learning disabilities, and non-neuro-typical people,) in Young Adult and Middle Grade (kids') books




General



All Our Worlds - Diverse Fantastic Fiction - a resource for diverse Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative fiction
The Read Diverse Books Blog - Naz's blog
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books (YouTube Channel)


Indigenous Peoples 


American Indians in Children's Literature - excellent blog run by Debbie Reese looking at representation of Native Americans, especially in children's books


Latinx


Latinxs in Kid Lit - blog focussed on Latinx rep in YA, MG, and other kids' books



Lesbian (and wlw)


The Lesbrary - blog focussed on lesbian and F/F books


LGBTQ+


YA Pride
The Lesbrary - blog focussed on lesbian and F/F books



Native Americans


American Indians in Children's Literature - excellent blog run by Debbie Reese looking at representation of Native Americans, especially in children's books



People of Colour (PoCs) (UK - Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME))


Latinxs in Kid Lit - blog focussed on Latinx rep in YA, MG, and other kids' books
Rich In Color - website dedicated to YA by or about People of Colour (PoCs) and Indigenous Peoples
Romance Novels in Color - blog about romance novels featuring People of Colour
The Brown Bookshelf - blog devoted to African American kids literature (inc. YA)


Zimbabwean Nationality

Reading Zimbabwe - ADDED 13TH JAN




Lists





Disability


(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)


[Links added soon]


Eastern European (Both Heritage & Nationality)*



[links added soon]

* 'Cee, why is this here? Eastern Europeans are largely white, yes? There's lots of white people in literature.' Yes. Yes there are. Eastern Europeans (particularly from outside of Russia)? Not so much. Also, this is a group of people increasingly facing prejudice and hate crime in the UK. People are being attacked and killed for being Polish and/or Eastern European. So this is my small contribution to a change in attitude.



General



[Links added soon]



Indigenous Peoples

(also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)



[Links added soon]



International/World Lit/Geography-categorised

(not including Europe, US, Canada, Aus & NZ)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour (PoC))


[Links added soon]

Learning Disabilities

(also see Mental Illness/Mental Heath, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Disabilities)




[Links added soon]



LGBTQ+




[Links added soon]



Mental Illness/Mental Health

(also see Disabilities, Non Neuro-typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)



[Links added soon]



Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum

(see also Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Illness/Mental Health)



[Links added soon]



People of Colour (PoC)

(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)



Asian Ethnicity

Suggested Reading - A database of books by Asian Australian writers from Pencilled In; ADDED 13TH JAN





Religious Diversity


[Links added soon]






Traveller/Roma


[links added soon]






Discussion Posts




Disability

(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)


[links added soon]




General




[Links added soon]




Indigenous Peoples

(also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-Categorised)



[links added soon]






LGBTQ+


[links added soon]






Mental Illness/Mental Health


(also see Non-neurotypical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum, Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities.)


[links added soon]





Non-neurotypical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum

(also see disabilities, mental illness/mental health, and learning disabilities)


[links added soon]







People of Colour (PoC)

(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)


[links added soon]





Religious Diversity


[links added soon]





Diverse Authors Spotlights, Bibliographies, Q&As


Alphabetical*


(* Please let me know if I've made a mistake with someone's name! I try my best, but it's not always clear which names are surnames, and I'm really sorry if I've got something wrong.)


[links added soon]





Advice For Writing Diversity


[links added soon]




Stereotypes and Tropes


Not all tropes are bad - far from it, but so many can be used harmfully against marginalised groups.
It's important to learn about tropes and how they affect our perceptions, especially of groups that are all too often stereotyped or dehumanised.


[links added soon]




10 comments:

  1. Glad that you’re bringing this back, Cee! As always, I will spread the word :)

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  2. These lists are such an amazing resource for discovering diverse reading. Thank you so much for all the effort you spend collating the information :-)

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    1. And thank *you* for the awesome comment! :) <3

      (For some reason this published as a separate comment, so now I'm sticking it in the replies where it belongs!)

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  3. And thank *you* for the awesome comment! :) <3

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    1. This was supposed to be a reply, damn you technology!

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  4. Wow! This does sound like a lot of work! Your efforts are greatly appreciated, and I hope everything is smooth and stress-free. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. That's because it *is* a lot of work! Lol. It's a labour of love (for the most part anyways!) And thanks! :) <3

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  5. Wow this is an amzing resource! I need to look up some things..

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you find it useful :)

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