American audiences are capable of so much more than some in your industry imagine. And if we can break that down to what I really mean, I mean this: White Americans can care about more than just themselves. They really can. And the rest of us? We are DYING to see ourselves anywhere.
To be clear: I’m not asking for altruism here. I worked in corporate America for 20 years before I put my book out; I know the stakes, the economics. What I am saying makes solid, actual business sense: There is a vast, untapped audience out there. You need to get to us.
— by Mira Jacob,
from “I Gave A Speech About Race To The Publishing Industry And No One Heard Me” via BuzzFeed
Race & Cultural Literacy
Why a White Blog? by Allie Jane Bruce — from Reading While White (This is the inaugural post of the new blog.)
Author Cornelia Funke Launches Own Publishing Company by Wendy Werris — from Publishers Weekly (Her decision was made due to stylistic and also cultural conflicts with Litte, Brown.)
I Gave A Speech About Race To The Publishing Industry And No One Heard Me by Mira Jacob — from BuzzFeed
Awards, Authors & Writing
Omission: Choosing what to leave out by John McPhee — from The New Yorker
The Walking and Talking series by Steve Sheinkin — from A Fuse8 Production/SLJ
This web comic series features interviews with children’s authors conducted and drawn by Steve Sheinkin, hosted on Fuse8, since September 2014. Here are the six installments so far:
I gathered these entries from various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and specific sites that I follow such as Educating Alice, Pub Peeps, Book Riot, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, We Need Diverse Books, etc.