Writers (and readers) against racism

Over at the School Library Journal blog Writers Against Racism, Amy Bowllan has started a project we think is great: sharing pictures of everyday people reading books by authors of color. Check out these adorable girls:

Girls with Jingle DancerThe goal is to get 100 pictures by the end of the summer. If you’ve got one, send it via e-mail, with a short blurb about the setting and who is in the picture, name of the book, author etc. to abowllan [at] mediasourceinc [dot] com.

And if you haven’t got one yet, plenty of great books out there just waiting to be read (we dare to recommend Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds and Sacred Mountain: Everest, just to name a few!)

Kudos to Amy for coming up with a great simple way to celebrate two of the things we love most: diversity and books.



  1. Posted August 18, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for joining me on this, AND it’s a fun way to get the word out! 100 should be EASY to reach! 🙂

  2. Hannah
    Posted August 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for starting this, Amy. It’s a great idea!

  3. Posted August 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    fun! ck out my photo here from my article, “Adventures in Multicultural Living–Reading, sharing, curating and subverting books to expand the definition of normal”:

  4. Posted August 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Subverting–I like that, Frances! And Amy’s photo idea is a great way to keep this subject out there so it doesn’t become just another passing fad.

  5. Adrienne
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    AMY this is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 So proud of you and what you are doing for our future minds!!! Keep it up-

    Your Cuz-

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