Reading, POC & Me

These are all my posts where I've ranted and hopefully helped start discussions. I consider these posts the Best of the Blog. They go beyond reviews. Some of these posts made people mad, some sad, but I hope all of them made people think.

Diversity in Publishing (Issues and Discussions)
the original Liar whitewashed cover
The New Liar cover
An Open Letter to Bloomsbury USA. Other Publishing Houses Take Note
Really Bloomsbury? I'm Done.
To Boycott or Not to Boycott
I'm Writing A Letter (to bookstores)
My Letter to Borders
My Issues with the Coretta Scott King Awards

Somewhat Random Thoughts on Being a POC
February=Time to Show We Love and Understand Black People
Apples, Bananas, Coconuts and Oreos (An Apology)
The Bis and the Mixes and the What Are Yous

The Lack of POC in YA/MG Genres
There Are No POC in History (historical fiction)
Latinos Don't Fall in Love, Asians Don't Tell Jokes (contemporary)

PoC Books Around the World

PoC Across the Pond (UK)
PoC Down Under (Australia)


  1. Hi,
    Thank you for making such a wonderful blog. You're really amazing :)

  2. @Zita-Aw thank you so much! I'm glad it's helpful :)

  3. Love your blog, Miss Attitude! As a teen librarian, I'm both encouraged and inspired by your dedication to literature, POC and making a stand against things like whitewashing. You rock, and I look forward to following you! ~the Merry Librarian

  4. I just wanted to add that there are great things in store for someone smart like you!

  5. Hi Blogger,

    I hope this email finds you well! I have been following your blog for sometime now. I must say, I find your writing refreshing and informative.

    My name is Shawn Smith and I work with the Author, Mr. John E. Wade II. I am currently working on promoting his newly published book, which is a compilation of 101 insightful essays. The book is entitled, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth. It is ambitious, as the title suggests. It is not leaning in any certain direction from a political or religious standpoint. It is written for "Anyone who cares about the state of our world", as one reviewer said.

    The book is a wide, yet focused collection of essays from a host of notable and ordinary people with extraordinary things to say. The essayists include: Presidents Obama and Bush, Vice President Gore, Prime minister Tony Blair, and Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners.

    The focus is on the ten elements that Mr. Wade has determined, after years of global travel and contemplation, are essential in creating a heaven on earth. They are Peace, Security, Freedom, Democracies, Prosperity, Spiritual Harmony, Racial Harmony, Ecological Harmony, Health and Moral Purpose and Meaning.

    Because the chapters are separated into subject area and the essays average 1-3 pages long, the book makes for an easy read.

    I'd love to send you a copy of the book to read and then perhaps review, if you find it worth sharing. We could also set up a Q & A with the book's editor or send you an original article by the author to post.

    In the meantime, if you are looking for more information, we would invite you to visit our website at to listen to radio interviews, read previous review or view a complete list of contributors.

    Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon!

    Shawn Smith
    My Girl Friday
    504-994-5344 mobile
    800-650-4203 fax

  6. Hi Shawn,

    I was thrilled to see that you marked my novel, WHAT CAN'T WAIT, as "to-read." Please get in touch with me if you're interested in an advance review copy. My contact info is available on my website, Great site, by the way! It's populated with YA books I love... we must have some tastes in common. Keep up the good work--

    Ashley Pérez


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