I’m just going to copy over the text I nabbed last year because it says everything so much better than I can. And here’s the sign-up post to this year’s #Diversiverse. I really recommend you read Aarti’s sign-up post in full, especially if you have doubts about the way reading diversely affects your book reading habits (hint: it does the opposite of diminish them) because it’s a powerful piece.
For those who have not heard about #Diversiverse before, it’s a very simple challenge. For those of you who have participated in the past, it’s even easier this year. The criteria are as follows:
- Read and review one book
- Written by a person of color
- During the last two weeks of October (October 4th – 17th)
And that’s it. Any genre goes, any book goes provided it was written by a person of colour. Aarti links some really good posts on reading more diversely in the sign-up post, so please do take a moment to check them out. I’ll quote Aarti again:
You may have to change your book-finding habits to include POC authors in your reading rotation. You absolutely do not need to change your book-reading habits.
Come join #Diversiverse this October!