Was looking at the Guerrilla Girls Best Books of 2009 list this weekend.
They compiled the list in response to many Year End/Best Of book lists by major literary organizations that contain NO women or people of color writers. The Guerrilla Girls list proves that women and people of color are writing great books, worthy of recognition by so-called mainstream literary organizations.
Great list... and definitely goes to show that if you're not deliberately acting to be inclusive, you'll let whole groups of people, experiences, and ideas slip by you.
Also check out the White Readers Meet Black Authors site. Lots of great books and authors you may or may not be aware of.
Other sites you go to that affirm women/people of color writers? Or where you discover books you probably never would have discovered?
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