Changing the story with Hashtag BLAK and The Diverse Book Awards

I am a Black author and publisher in an industry that is dominated by white people. Black Lives Matter is not a hashtag. It is a movement that will carry on until we have seen real change. It is being said time and time again but there is still not enough representation in the publishing industry. It is frustrating to walk into a room and be the only Black person there. It is infuriating being in a meeting and being compared to another Black publisher, as if there are only two of us. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 01:22:51 UTC ]
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