Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recent Links of Interest

I have come across some fabulous links in my Google Reader recently and I wanted to share them with you.

First, our very own Ari at Reading In Color has organized C.O.L.O.R. (Coalition Of Librarians and Online Readers), a program to donate books to libraries.
The end goal being to donate at least 25 books in two months to a library that could use a little extra TLC. I have four libraries as of right now and depending on the success of the project, more librarians and libraries will be added. . . . The ideal scenario is to send books about Asians/Black people/Latinos and Native Americans to the library, but to have the majority of the books match the ethnicity of the students.
So click here to check out her post and to help out this special project.

Author Zetta Elliott put together a fantastic list of 32 Speculative Fiction titles by US-based authors of African descent. Click here to take a look at the list, which is located at her blog, Fledgling.

Author Neesha Meminger guest posted at The YA YA YAs about the need for fun books that feature people of color, not just books featuring "marginalized people suffering nobly or weathering hardship, to the exclusion of other types of stories." Click here to read the post, called "An Equal Place at the Table."

And Kirkus Reviews featured an article by Amy Pattee of YA or STFU on February 7 called "It's time for more YA for people of color," and provided a list of YA books featuring teens of color. Click here to read the article, and click here to see the book list.

Did you recently come across any interesting links you'd like to share? Leave them in the comments! :)


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