(Racism Scale: Where do you fall? source: https://racismscale.weebly.com/)
is vital for writers to read. The best writing advice I have ever received was
to read everything I could. One hundred books of what I wanted to write.
It is important in these times to educate ourselves on the meaning of words. What is individual racism? What is systemic racism? Are we using these words correctly? Do we truly understand what these words mean? Click here for more information on racism definitions and explanations.
I am still learning, and as a writer, editor, and reader, I read to learn. What are you reading today? Currently on my nightstand are: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo, and Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
are articles online, book lists, and sources available here to find book
titles, authors, and more to learn about #WeNeedDiverseBooks and how to be
antiracist. Here are a few.
Check out OA’s recent blog posts on how you can support #WeNeedDiverseBooks
This blog post is part of a series called Q: What Are You Reading? by Suzanna Anderson on Operation Awesome. Please note that this book list is not comprehensive. This list is a starting point, an introduction to Antiracism titles. Suzanna reads a book and usually finds at least ten more books to read. Use this list as inspiration to check out titles at your local library, support your local bookstores with purchases, or wherever you get your books. Please do read, share, and write reviews (if you want to). Comment below what you’ve read and what you’re excited to read next!
What are you reading?