Last week Aarti posted this on her blog, BookLust:
I know your TBR list is huge. I know your commitments are many. I know that there are so many things on which you must take a stand, and it can be exhausting to make reading a political activity. But this is so important to me, and I really think it should be important to you, too. None of us lives in a monochromatic world, and yet the fact that terrifying hate crimes still occur makes it clear that we do not fully understand or trust each other. And maybe part of the reason is because the media we consume does not accurately reflect the diversity of our society. And books are such a massive part of the media we consume that we should demand and fight for those that do represent minorities and those that do present the world from a different perspective than the one we are used to. So please – participate. You may just discover a character or an author or a setting or a story that will completely change your life.
And because she is so right, and so eloquent in her argument, I’ll be participating in the A More Diverse Universe Blog Tour later this month.
Go check out the full post for all of the details. And I’ll see you back her later this month for my discussion of Hiromi Goto’s Half World.*
*Which I might have read Sunday night in one sitting, it was that good.