Armchair Book Expo continues with Day 3's prompts and posts, in conjunction with the Book Expo America event in New York City.
introduction/welcome post: here it is!
Day 2: What Readers Want & Collaborate: here it is!
Today's prompts are Diversity and Dream Dining. I'd started these posts on Instagram earlier today, but here's a continuation of those down below.
Friday, June 2
- Delving Into Diversity: Book Expo sparked quite the controversy a couple years ago regarding diversity in books and authors. Where are we now? OR, let's take a different direction and explore the diversity of the format of a book. Do we judge a book by its cover and/or content (e.g.,, audio, digital, graphic, etc.)? Or, combine the two topics and discuss diversity found in alternative content (e.g., representation in graphic novels). Get creative and maybe even controversial!
I want accurate diverse books to get more attention. Too many authors think that just because they add in a black character to an all white cast makes it unique. No!! I want more and better researched plots to go along with the characters for diversity. At least make the diversity tasteful and respectful.
- Dining With the Authors: Every year at Book Expo, children and adult authors are featured during breakfast. Who would you dream of enjoying a meal with? Would it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply coffee? What would your meal be? What would you discuss?
Which authors would I have dinner with? (If I wasn't too shy lol) - I named Tonya Kuper, Inger Iversen, Ingrid Seymour, Jamie Broadnax, Sheena Hutchinson, Colleen Oakes, Cassandra Clare, K.M. Bergstrom, and Luvvie Ajayi.
What are your wishes for diversity in literature? Which authors would you like to dine with? Leave comments below.
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