Posts Tagged: We Need Diverse Books

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Angie Thomas


Angie Thomas discusses her debut novel, The Hate U Give, landing an agent on Twitter, and why she trusts teenagers more than the publishing industry. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Emily Raboteau


Emily Raboteau discusses her essay, “Know Your Rights!” from the collection, The Fire This Time, what she loves about motherhood, and why it’s time for White America to get uncomfortable. ...more

We Need Diverse Publishers


According to Publishers Weekly, publishing is so white because publishers—particularly the Big Five—have failed to implement concrete plans to diversify their hires. One publishing HR exec said that even though hiring quotas are risky and make people uncomfortable, an alternate plan is to do outreach through organizations like the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and We Need Diverse Books, and set internal targets that are actually enforced.


The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jennifer Baker


The more variation we see in life, the more it becomes less about seeing one type of book by marginalized people. ...more