Posts Tagged: bookcon

The Hashtag That Changed BookCon’s Lineup

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The inaugural BookCon event just took place in New York City in conjunction with the publishing industry’s annual trade convention. When the event’s entirely white lineup was first announced, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Twitter campaign drew attention to the problem and led the event’s organizers to put together a panel discussion about the need for diversity in […]

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The Whiteness of BookCon

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This year’s BookCon is facing a lot of heat for the lack of diversity in their speakers. BookRiot feels that popular YA author (and one of BookCon’s speakers this year) John Green needs to speak up about the controversy flying around him. If you’re going to be called a prophet, eventually someone’s going to expect […]

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