Quote of the Day – July 3, 2020

Celebrate Juneteenth with Reading

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom by Union troops in Galveston Bay, TX, two years after the the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. This day is widely celebrated as the end of slavery in America and is known as Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth”.

It is always important to learn more our country’s past, however, it is becoming more poignant to understand more from our tragic past. This is more than just another anti-racism booklist. These are book recommendations that talk about a topic some people are uncomfortable to discuss. To make way for a better future, we have to learn more our past. And these are some books that will help you get started:

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Are We As a Community Doing Enough?

I watched this video from a booktuber, discussing her experience as a black booktuber and systemic racism that has occurred in not only in the booktube world but as well in the publishing industry as a whole. She has made a lot of strong points and passionate remarks. However, I have noticed that while authors and other social media readers reflect the lack of diversity in the publishing diversity (which there is), they are not highlighting an issue that is also equally important:

Reading and books are not fully encouraged in diverse and minority communities.

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Quote of the Day – April 23, 2020

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