Open Discussion – How to Deal with Prejudice/Racism towards Diverse Books

DBTP - letstalkHappy Saturday, Diverse Book Readers!

I hope everyone has had a lovely week. There has been a lot of negative news in the last few days, so I am glad to have a place like this where people can encourage each other and where we can see that there is hope for a brighter, more diverse future in literature and the world in general.

With the current volatile climate towards diversity, diverse books are more important than ever. Diverse books throughout time have changed people’s views and hearts.

But still there will be people who are angry about diversity and who may even quote scripture or use their words of hatred to quell excitement about diverse books.

This week’s question is: What should we do (or what have you done) when confronted with prejudice or racism towards diverse literature? And what are some of your favorite diverse books that have made a difference in the world?

Please comment below! We can all learn from each other. 🙂

Discussion by Allison K. Garcia


Welcome to Diversity Between the Pages

diversity-profileThank you for stopping by, Diversity Between the Pages. I wanted to take a moment to tell you about our vision. We wanted to create a place where readers could find Christian fiction featuring diverse characters. So many people seem to have a hard time finding these books.

We want to be able to connect you with the books as well as the authors who have poured their heart onto the pages of a story used to glorify God. Since we live in a diverse world, it would stand to reason that we would desire fiction to reflect diversity.

Our goal is to be “your stop for diverse Christian fiction.” Every book featured on this blog will have a main character (or prominent secondary character) who comes from a diverse racial background (i.e., African American, Asian, Hispanic, etc.)

Mondays, we will share author interviews. Wednesdays, we will share a book spotlight. Fridays we will share a book review.

Please be sure to check out our Contributors. Our Diverse books recommendation page is currently under construction, but we hope to have it up and running soon. You can also find us on Facebook.

Welcome post written by Toni Shiloh.