Missing persons wanted

Growing up in the West Midlands, I turned my back on reading books and even visiting libraries for many years. When I start to think back to why this was happening, I realised that not seeing Asian representation within publishing and at libraries was a key factor. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-13 23:49:44 UTC ]
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