New YA Blog Focusing on People of Color!
The Rich in Color blog is dedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting young adult fiction starring people of color or written by people of color. We believe that teens (and adults!) should be able to find themselves in the kinds of books they love to read. At Rich in Color, we want to showcase a wide variety of multicultural books so that kids will be able to see themselves as more than just the sassy best friend, the very special lesson, or the extra in the background.
The discrepancy between books that feature people of color or are written by people of color and the actual composition of the U.S. population is a concern for us. We think it’s important to support these books/authors, and one way we can do that is to talk about them.
If you know of any books that are coming out that are not already on our release calendar, let us know in the comments of our latest post or at our Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Yes, even if you’re the author, agent, or publisher–don’t be shy!