Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Buy Diverse Books, Win A Critique/Free Book

In January, to support inclusive and #ownvoices books, I ran a query critique deal on Twitter where I (and a few friends) critiqued a query letter for every writer who tweeted me a proof of purchase of a diverse book from that day. It became much bigger than I expected, prompting the sale of 54 diverse books. This time, I'd like to take it up a notch to spread these books even wider.

For Pride Month and Immigration Heritage Month, and in response to the Orlando Pulse shooting, to boost TLGBQIAP+, POC, #ownvoices, and inclusive books, I'm opening this offer again, with incredible support from many more authors and publishing professionals.

The basics: buy a diverse book, receive a query critique, first page(s) critique, or a free book (plus many other great items). This deal is open to published and unpublished authors, book bloggers, readers, teachers, and anyone else. (You do not have to have a completed manuscript/query for the critiques- a rough draft is fine, though polished material will help you get the most out of your critique. Materials must be submitted on or before 6-19-2016.)

This is open internationally for all items, except for hardcopy books, which are available continental U.S. only unless otherwise stated.


Keep reading for details.


Why #ownvoices/inclusive books?

Diverse and #ownvoices books featuring positive representations of diverse characters foster empathy and awareness, and also provide community, identity, and support for people sharing those identities. Buying and reading these books can change lives, support lives, and save lives.

I refer you to this thread from Hillary Monahan, NYT-bestselling author.




I also refer you to these tweets from author Tehlor Kinney:






What else can you do?



Read, share and act on the items in Ana Mardoll's Storify of specific ways to support queer, Latinx, and Muslim people in the wake of this tragedy. In fact, please stop reading this post until you read this Storify. It's that necessary.

How this giveaway works:

  1. Purchase a book (any format) from the diverse book lists at the very bottom of this post during the hours of this offer-- from time of posting until 11:59 pm central time, Wednesday June 15, 2016. If the book is not featured on one of the lists below, it will not be considered eligible for the deal.
  2. Tweet a link to this post on the #buydiversebooks hashtag and tell us which book you bought! If your tweet does not show up on the correct hashtag with the name of the book you bought and a link to this post, it will not be considered eligible for the deal.
  3. Email buydiversebooks(at)gmail(dot)com. Please a) attach a photo/screencap of your proof of purchase/receipt (any personal info except name blanked out) with the date of purchase and book title clear in the image, b) tell us which prize pool you're entering--writer or reader (if reader, please list whether your mailing address is continental US or not), and c) link to the diverse books list you found your diverse book through (lists at end of this post.) We'll reply with details for receiving your prize. That's it! Buy, tweet, email.
Please note: All gift items are assigned randomly. You may pick "reader" or "writer" gift, or more than one if you purchase more than one diverse book, but due to the sheer volume, no specific requests for items within either gift pool can be accommodated. Exceptions are the specialty items, gifted first-come, first-served. Thank you!

What will you receive?

*items are grouped by donor. If a donor lists 5 items, that is 5 individual gifts for 5 purchasers, not 1 gift for 1 purchaser.


In the pool for readers, we are offering one item below per eligible purchase of each diverse book. 

These are gifted randomly to readers who request a "reader pool" gift. No requests for specific books can be accepted. All hard-copy books are continental U.S. only, unless otherwise stated. Ebooks are international.

We Were Here (ebook) by Matt de la Pena, 1 copy. Donated by Jennifer Hawkins.

Control or Catalyst (paperback) by Lydia Kang, reader's choice, 2 copies. Donated by Lydia Kang, author of Control, Catalyst, The November Girl, and Quackery.

The Progeny by Tosca Lee (hardcover), 1. Donated by Kate Brauning.

Without Benefits (ebook) by Nicole Tone, 1 copy. Donated by Nicole Tone.

If I Was Your Girl (hardcopy) by Meredith Russo, donated by Ashley Herring Blake. 1 copy. Available in any country Book Depository delivers to.

How We Fall by Kate Brauning (signed paperbacks), 2. Donated by Kate Brauning.

Signs of Attraction (ebook) by Laura Brown, 2 copies. Donated by Laura Brown.

ARC of It Started With Goodbye by Christina June, 1 copy (mailed in July). Donated by Christina June.

The May Queen Murders (signed hardcover) by Sarah Jude, 1 copy. Donated by Sarah Jude.

How We Fall by Kate Brauning (signed hardcovers), 2. Donated by Kate Brauning.

Kasey Screws Up The World (ebook), 5 copies. Donated by Rachel Shane.

ARC of The Far Empty by J Todd Scott, 1. Donated by Kate Brauning.

Alice in Wonderland High (signed hardcover) by Rachel Shane, 1 copy. Donated by Rachel Shane.

Every Ugly Word (paperback) by Aimee Salter, 2. Donated by Aimee Salter.

Bundle of 4 queer books and fun extras, readers choice from provided selection. Donated by Julia Ember, available US/Canada/EU.

Dark Touch (ebook) by Aimee Salter. Donated by Aimee Salter.

Untamed (ebook) by Madeline Dyer. Donated by Madeline Dyer.

A Crow of His Own (picture book, Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor) by Megan Dowd Lambert. Donated by author.

Blood and Water (ebook) by Briana Morgan. 3 copies. Donated by author.

Gates of Thread and Stone (paperback) by Lori Lee. 1 copy. Donated by author.

Real Sisters Pretend (picture book) by Megan Dowd Lambert. Donated by author.

Polychrone Ink Volume 3, (literary magazine devoted to celebrating diversity), 2 copies. Donated by Em Salgado.

Future Shock (signed hardcover) by Elizabeth Briggs. Donated by author.

ARCs of Last in a Long Line of Rebels, Everything Everything, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Great Greene Heist, and a copy of Serpentine by Cindy Pon, and donated by Lyla Lawless. Each an individual gift.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and I'll Give You the Sun, donated by Tammy Subia.

"2016 debut diverse book bundle" available as one gift! Copies of The Girl From Everywhere, Symptoms of Being Human, and Unicorn Tracks. Ebooks internationally or paperbacks for continental US. Donated by Carrie Ann Dirisio, YA writer and creator of @broodingYAhero

Serpentine by Cindy Pon (paperback), 1 copy. Donated by author.

George by Alex Gino (ebook) and When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (ebook) donated by I.W. Gregorio.

2-book bundle of Dating Sarah Cooper and On the Outside by Siera Maley (ebooks), donated by Ashlyn, who lives in the DC area where she writes f/f fantasy and sci-fi stories.

3-book bundle of I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour, and Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (print copies), donated by Cassie Fox.


In the pool for writers, we are offering one item below per eligible purchase of each diverse book:

These are gifted randomly to readers who request a "writer pool" gift. No requests for specific items can be accepted-- you might receive a query critique, or even a phone consultation with a publishing professional! You may purchase more than one book to raise your chances of being gifted a specific item, since you'd then receive that many gifts.

10-page critique, 1. Carrie is a literary agent with Prospect Agency, and has a wide range of interests.  She is particularly on the lookout for for diverse MG/YA, high concept commercial fiction, romance, and memoir. Some of recent projects include Nicole Trilivas' commercial fiction GIRLS WHO TRAVEL (Berkley, December 2015), Brianna DuMont's  upcoming WEIRD BUT TRUE, EXTRA CREDIT: US PRESIDENTS (National Geographic, June 2017), Beth Ellyn Summer's upcoming YA AT FIRST BLUSH (Bloomsbury Spark, September 2016) and Shana Figueroa's upcoming urban romance RED RAVEN (Forever Yours, September 2016). She is not the best agent for picture books that are not nonfiction or educational or for adult high fantasy.  Learn more about her by visiting Prospect's website or checking out her Twitter and blog.

Query critiques, 3: Ava Jae is a YA author, an assistant editor at Entangled Publishing, and a freelance editor. Her YA Sci-Fi debut, BEYOND THE RED, released in March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. When she’s not writing about kissing, superpowers, explosions, and aliens, you can find her with her nose buried in a book, nerding out over the latest X-Men news, or hanging out on her blogTwitterFacebooktumblrGoodreadsInstagram, or YouTube channel.

Query critiques, 2: Julie Hammerle is the YA author of THE SOUND OF US and is represented by Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency.

Query critiques for MG or YA, 5. (YA or MG only) - Gabrielle Prendergast is the author of the award winning novels in verse AUDACIOUS and CAPRICIOUS. Her upcoming books include the middle grade novel PANDAS ON THE EAST SIDE (Orca, October 2016) and the YA sci-fi ZERO REPEAT FOREVER (Simon & Schuster 2017). Gabrielle has taught writing and screenwriting at UBC, SFSU and Sydney University in Australia.

Query critique, 1: Kim Graff is a publishing minion working in NYC, former literary intern at D4EO Literary Agency, Red Sofa Literary Agency, and P.S. Literary, and an author represented by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency, She’s a graduate of the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute, and a full-time freelance editor at Wild Things Editing.

Query critique, 1: Brent Taylor is an associate agent at TriadaUS, where he represents a wide range of fiction for kids, teens, and adults. You can find him online at www.triadaus.com and on Twitter @NaughtyBrent.

Query critique, 2: Sarah J. Schmitt is a K-8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for teens at a public library. She lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent. Her debut novel, IT'S A WONDERFUL DEATH, came out in October 2015 from Sky Pony Press.

Query critiques, 3: Rachel Lynn Solomon is the author of two forthcoming contemporary YA novels from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. You can find her online at http://rachelsolomonbooks.com  and on Twitter @rlynn_solomon.

Query critiques, 5: Maria Vicente is an associate literary agent at P.S. Literary Agency, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. She is also the Wicked Witch of the East Coast. You can find her on Twitter (@msmariavicente) or online at http://www.mariavicente.com.

Query critiques, 5: Beth Phelan is a literary agent at The Bent Agency and the creator of #DVpit.

Query critique, 1: Jennifer Hawkins is a YA writer and editor for Author Accelerator. She has short works published in various magazines, including The Decameron Journal, and she's a 2016 YARWA Rosemary Award double-finalist. She lives in Houston with her husband, two sons, and lap dog Great Dane. You can find her on her website: http://www.authorjenniferhawkins.com  and on Twitter: @jennymarieh

Query critiques, 5: Joy McCullough is a freelance editor, PitchWars mentor, and MG/YA author represented by Jim McCarthy. You can see more about her here.

Query critique, 1: David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the author of MOSQUITOLAND and KIDS OF APPETITE (9.20.16). Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam.

Query critique, 1:  Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the 'she' in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+. She’s the co-creator of Pitchmas, a bi-annual pitch contest for writers, a Pitchwars mentor, and as a freelance editor, has worked with NYT Bestselling authors.

Query critique, 1: Ashley Herring Blake lives in Nashville, TN with her family. She is the author of SUFFER LOVE and the forthcoming HOW TO MAKE A WISH.

Query critiques, 5. Michael Mammay is a science fiction and fantasy writer represented by JABerwocky Literary, and a Pitchwars mentor.

Query critique, 1. Christina June is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland.  She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and the world’s most rambunctious five-year-old.  Her debut novel, IT STARTED WITH GOOD-BYE, will be published by Blink/HarperCollins in 2017.

Query critique plus a follow-up edit, 1. Rebecca Donnelly was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. These days she writes and runs a small rural library in upstate New York. Her debut middle-grade novel, HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE, will be published by Capstone Young Readers in Spring 2017.

Query critiques, 3. Tamar Rydzinski worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates prior to joining the Laura Dail Literary Agency. She graduated from Yeshiva University in 2003 with a major in literature and a minor in business. Tamar is interested in anything that is well-written and has great characters.

Query critiques, 2. Tehlor Kinney is a poet, YA author, and freelance editor living in the wilds of Southern Oregon. You can usually find her wandering the woods, falling head-over-heels for fictional characters, or trying to perfect her tortilla recipe. She is represented by Jim McCarthy of DGLM.

Query critiques, 5.  Kayla Whaley is a senior editor at Disability in Kidlit, a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, and is represented by Beth Phelan. Her work has appeared in The Toast, Uncanny Magazine, and The Eatablishment, among other venues.

Query critique, 1. Amanda Heger is a writer, attorney, and bookworm. She strongly believes Amy Poehler is her soul mate, and one of her life goals is to adopt a pig and name it Ron Swineson. Find her online at http://amandaheger.com.

Query critiques, 2. Meredith Tate is a St. Louis based social-worker-turned-speculative-fiction-writer originally from Concord, New Hampshire. Her NA dystopian romance, MISSING PIECES, is available now through Omnific / Simon & Schuster. She is represented by Leon Husock of the L. Perkins Agency.

Query critique, 1. J. R. Yates is a writer of sexy, contemporary romances with a cerebral twist and a slice of humor. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group. She is also a Pitchwars Mentor.

Query critique, 1. Lori Lee is the author of YA fantasy series Gates of Thread and Stone, and is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary.

Query critique, 1. Kaitlyn Sage Patterson writes books. Before settling in Memphis, where she lives with her husband and dogbeast, she spent time in East Tennessee, Boston, Scotland, and South Korea. When she's not writing or reading, Kaitlyn can be found riding horses, cooking elaborate meals, or learning how to garden. THE DIMINISHED (Harlequin TEEN, 2018) is her debut novel.

Query critiques, 23. Adult/YA/MG fiction only. Lindsay Warren has treasure-hunted through queries at Browne & Miller Literary Associates and Talcott Notch Literary Services. After studying novels, human behavior, and Russian at the University of Chicago, she enjoys the promise of perpetual new reads, whether sassy or emotionally gripping. Somehow, she functions without caffeine, unless presented with high tea or a draft latte.

Query critique, 1. A Suiter Clarke has an MFA in Creative Writing with Publishing and writers commercial adult fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several journals and magazines. She is represented by Sharon Pelletier of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. 

First 250 words critique, 10. Bethany Robison is an assistant editor with Entangled and a YA author of speculative historical fiction.

First 500 words critique, 1. J. R. Yates is a writer of sexy, contemporary romances with a cerebral twist and a slice of humor. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group. She is also a Pitchwars Mentor.

First 500 words critique, 1. Kaitlyn Sage Patterson writes books. Before settling in Memphis, where she lives with her husband and dogbeast, she spent time in East Tennessee, Boston, Scotland, and South Korea. When she's not writing or reading, Kaitlyn can be found riding horses, cooking elaborate meals, or learning how to garden. THE DIMINISHED (Harlequin TEEN, 2018) is her debut novel.

First 500 words critique, 1: Ashley Herring Blake lives in Nashville, TN with her family. She is the author of SUFFER LOVE and the forthcoming HOW TO MAKE A WISH.

First 500 words critiques, 5: Molli Moran is a Southern author who doesn't consider her day complete if she hasn't written. She is the author of the Walker Boys series, romances following a trio of brothers. Molli loves spending time with her family, her girlfriend, and championing the push for more marginalized voices within YA and adult literature. She can be found on Twitter as @MissMolliWrites.

First 500 words critique, 1: Jennifer Hawkins is a YA writer and editor for Author Accelerator. She has short works published in various magazines, including The Decameron Journal, and she's a 2016 YARWA Rosemary Award double-finalist. She lives in Houston with her husband, two sons, and lap dog Great Dane. You can find her on her website: http://www.authorjenniferhawkins.com  and on Twitter: @jennymarieh

First 500 words critique, 5. Michael Mammay is a science fiction and fantasy writer represented by JABerwocky Literary, and a Pitchwars mentor.

First 500 words critique, 1: Nicole Tone is an editor, novelist and freelance writer with bylines in Hello Giggles and xoJane. She has her B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Southern New Hampshire University and is pursing her MFA in Writing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Nicole is the Publishing Director for REUTS Publications and runs her own freelance editing business, Tone Editorial.

First 500 words critiques, 5.  Kayla Whaley is a senior editor at Disability in Kidlit, a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, and is represented by Beth Phelan. Her work has appeared in The Toast, Uncanny Magazine, and The Eatablishment, among other venues.

First 500 words critiques, 3: Genevieve Powell is a romance writer represented by Beth Phelan of the Bent Agency. She's a Marine veteran currently working on her M.A. in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. She can be found on Twitter at @EviePowell84 and at http://genevievepowell.com.

First 500 words critique, 1. Helene Dunbar is the author of THESE GENTLE WOUNDS (Flux, 2014), WHAT REMAINS (Flux, 2015) and BOOMERANG (Sky Pony 2017). Over the years, she's worked as a drama critic, journalist, and marketing manager, and has written on topics as diverse as Irish music, court cases, theater, and Native American Indian tribes. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter, and exists on a steady diet of readers' tears.

First 500 words critique, 1. Though Diana Gallagher be but little, she is fierce. She’s also a gymnastics coach and judge, former collegiate gymnast, and writing professor.  She holds an MFA from Stony Brook University and is represented by Tina Wexler of ICM Partners. Her contemporary YA novel, Lessons in Falling, lands on 2/7/2017.

First 500 words critiques, 10. Alex Yuschick is a freelance editor and writer represented by Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary.

First 500 words critiques, 2. Lauren E. Abramo is Vice President and Subsidiary Rights Director at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, where she maintains a small and carefully cultivated client list ranging from middle grade to adult, commercial to literary. Her middle grade and YA list is primarily fiction, while her adult list is split evenly between fiction and non-fiction, with a heavy emphasis on interdisciplinary, accessible approaches to important issues in contemporary culture. In all categories she is especially interested in underrepresented voices. You can find her at www.dystel.com and on Twitter at @laurenabramo.

First 3 pages critique, 1: Sarah J. Schmitt is a K-8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for teens at a public library. She lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent. Her debut novel, IT'S A WONDERFUL DEATH, came out in October 2015 from Sky Pony Press.

First 5 pages critique, 1: Hillary Monahan is a New York Times bestselling author also writing as Eva Darrows.

First chapter critique, 1: Tehlor Kinney is a poet, YA author, and freelance editor living in the wilds of Southern Oregon. You can usually find her wandering the woods, falling head-over-heels for fictional characters, or trying to perfect her tortilla recipe. She is represented by Jim McCarthy of DGLM.

First chapter critique, 1. Sarah Jude is a horror and thriller author from Missouri. Her YA novel THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) published in May 2016. She can be found on Twitter as @SarahEJude.

First five pages critiques, 2. Meredith Tate is a St. Louis based social-worker-turned-speculative-fiction-writer originally from Concord, New Hampshire. Her NA dystopian romance, MISSING PIECES, is available now through Omnific / Simon & Schuster. She is represented by Leon Husock of the L. Perkins Agency.

"Ash me anything" consultation over email, 1. Madeline Dyer lives in the southwest of England, and has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal. She can frequently be found exploring wild places, and at least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes. Her debut novel, UNTAMED (Prizm Books, May 2015), examines a world in which anyone who has negative emotions is hunted down, and a culture where addiction is encouraged.

30-minute phone consultation, 1: Brent Taylor is an associate agent at TriadaUS, where he represents a wide range of fiction for kids, teens, and adults. You can find him online at www.triadaus.com and on Twitter @NaughtyBrent.

Query critique + 1st page (up to 250 words), 5. Beth Phelan is a literary agent at The Bent Agency and the creator of #DVpit.

Query critique + 1st page (up to 250 words), 2. Karen McManus writes YA contemporary and fantasy fiction. Her debut novel, ONE OF US IS LYING, will be released by Delacorte Press/Random House in Summer 2017, with a second book to follow in 2018. Karen is represented by Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio and can be found on Twitter at @writerkmc.

Query + 1st page (up to 250 words) critique, 2. Laura Brown lives in Massachusetts with her quirky abnormal family. Her husband’s put up with her since high school, her young son keeps her on her toes, and her three cats think they deserve more scratches. Hearing loss is a big part of who she is, from her own Hard of Hearing ears, to the characters she creates.

Query + 500 word critique, 10.  Adult/YA/MG fiction only. Lindsay Warren has treasure-hunted through queries at Browne & Miller Literary Associates and Talcott Notch Literary Services. After studying novels, human behavior, and Russian at the University of Chicago, she enjoys the promise of perpetual new reads, whether sassy or emotionally gripping. Somehow, she functions without caffeine, unless presented with high tea or a draft latte.

Specialty items- may be requested specifically by item.

*if you would like this item below, please mention this in your email. First come, first serve. If you request an item below and it has already been gifted, you will be gifted another item from the writer or reader gift pool.

Sensitivity reads of full manuscripts (any category) for food allergies, autoimmune diseases, and/or chronic health conditions. Jessica Reino is a kid lit writer of fiction and nonfiction and the author of Food Allergies the Ultimate Teen Guide (Rowman & Littlefield 2015).  When she is not writing, she works as a freelance editor with Pandamoon Publishing.

30-minute plotting consult calls or "ask me anything" calls with multipublished YA author Erica Cameron, 4. Erica is the author of the Dream War Saga, Laguna Tides, the Assassins series, and upcoming Island of Exiles (Entangled 2017). Calls can be used any time within six months of this offer. (Note from Kate Brauning: Erica's worldbuilding and plotting skills are unparalleled-- you want her mind on your book.)

Reading Picture Books with Children (nonfiction) by Megan Dowd Lambert. Donated by author.

Sensitivity reads of short stories or novellas, 3. Em Salgado is a genderqueer bisexual person of Salvadorian and German decent. Professionally, Em is the Executive Editor and head Poetry Editor for Polychrome Ink literary magazine. When not editing, Em is writing, reading, or playing MMORPGs. For breakdown of elements available for the sensitivity read, see Em's bio.

30-minute phone consultation about self-publishing or becoming a hybrid author, 1. Elizabeth Briggs is the author of the young adult time travel thriller Future Shock and the sequel Future Threat, along with the Chasing The Dream adult romance series. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group.

Special purchase deal! If writers/readers purchase their diverse books through Flyleaf Books (Chapel Hill, NC) as a bookseller there Johanna Albrecht will include a free tote bag and any relevant/related swag she can fit into the package. She'll make the choice on what swag to include, but everyone will get a tote. Anyone making purchases should mention Johanna's name/Twitter handle, or this diverse books program in the comments section at checkout.

She'd also like to offer that if anyone would like to order a book to be donated to a group in Orlando, she will cover the shipping costs personally. Contact her for details.

Buyer's choice of original art prints from Curious Kumquat shop owner, Myra Fiacco. 10 copies available. Myra is a tattoo artist turned illustrator with a passion for discovering the world through literature. Shipped free within the continental U.S., nominal shipping fee outside continental U.S.






Which books do I buy to get one of these awesome deals?

Any book listed on any of the lists below is eligible for a gift. If the book is not listed on one of these lists, it will not be eligible and no gift will be sent. If more than one book is purchased, you will receive more than one gift!




Disability in Kidlit's reviews (any book positively reviewed will qualify)

SLJ's recommended list of titles from "Islam in the Classroom"



Latinxs in Kid Lit (click the children's, MG, and YA tabs at the top)

and if you want more lists (especially for adult fiction), head over to the "Where To Find Diverse Books" listing at We Need Diverse Books. 

Still not sure?

I think you'll love:

Juliet Takes a Breath


If I Was Your Girl
*Should purchases exceed gifts, Kate Brauning will offer at minimum one query critique per book purchased.

2 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! Whom may I contact as a queer author to donate critiques and books?

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    1. You may contact me, thank you! I'm on Twitter at @KateBrauning

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