In honor of the Fen of Color United drive yesterday, I refrained from posting links until Tuesday, so my post for them would be prominent. To continue that sentiment, all the links today deal with book links about people of color on the web.
- Of course, the first link goes back to Fen of Color United. For a safe space for fans of color and their allies, a place to share your stories and give support.
- For great recommendations of authors of color, and a chance to join a thriving and interesting community, go to the LiveJournal Writers of Color 50 Book Challenge community. Make the commitment to diversify your TBR pile.
- Color Online is a community blog committed to the promotion, empowerment, and political awakening of young women. They review books and bring awareness to current events, while promoting diversity.
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The Repossession Mambo was released March 09 by Eric Garcia, the author of Matchstick Men. It’s on my TBR pile but I recommend it on the premise alone. Repossessing your high-tech organs? Yeah, creepy but awesome.
- Finally, the best way to support your Fen of Color, besides just listening and unpacking your backpack, is to buy and support Authors and Artists of Color. Read and review and spread the word.
If you have any suggestions for great books or book-related sites related to POCs or the support thereof, please leave them in the comments. Spread the word! Don’t let their voices continue to be marginalized or unheard. Be an ally and an advocate!