I am a list fanatic. Seriously. I have a list for everything. I would never get anything accomplished or keep my life in order without lists. I don't know how people survive without checkboxes. Lists, for me, make life easier and information more accessible.
What does that have to do with the SFF Seven's Black, Indigenous, and People of Color focus for this week, you ask? Well, I thought I would make your life easier by providing super helpful lists that will lead you to BIPOC authors.
I've often heard--I just never see books by people of color (I'm not rolling my eyes, okay maybe I am). So, no more excuses. We all need to work at diversifying our reading lists, and this is an easy way to do that. I'm handing you literal portals into list after list, packed with wonderful books just waiting for you to read them.
First, a few ways you can help promote BIPOC authors:
- Add their books to your Goodreads lists and share reviews. This provides much-needed visibility to your Goodreads friends.
- Buy BIPOC authors' books. I know it's hard to avoid the Zon, but it really is best if we pre-order/order books from independent bookstores. You can even carry support a step further by ordering from BIPOC bookstores. (another list here)
- Use social media. Follow these authors. Share their posts. Share pics of their books.
- This is a reader post, but try seeking out BIPOC creatives in other realms as well. Artists, poets, musicians, etc.
Now, for the actual lists. I absolutely love perusing book lists. This is how you find the gems, y'all. Most of these are for readers of SF&F, but not all.
BIPOC Focused Posts
- 2021 ADULT SCIENCE-FICTION AND FANTASY BOOK RELEASES BY AUTHORS OF COLOR
- 2020 Title List of SF/F by BIPOC Writers
- 15+ Must-Read LGBTQ+ Sci Fi and Fantasy Books by BIPOC Authors
- 8 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS BY AUTHORS OF COLOR FOR THE END TIMES
- Black History Month: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
- 6 BLACK INDIE SFF WRITERS YOU SHOULD BE READING
- Black SFF Authors You Should Be Reading
- 24 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books by Black Authors to Add to Your TBR
- Most anticipated 2021 fiction books by black authors | 11 novels to read
- 20 Books To Read If You Want To Get Into Black Sci-Fi And Fantasy
- EXPLORE INDIGENOUS FUTURISMS WITH THESE SFF BOOKS BY INDIGENOUS AUTHORS
- Popsugar 2021 #16 - A Book by an Indigenous Author (List created for the 2021 reading challenge in the Ultimate Popsugar Reading Challenge group)
- Indigenous Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors to Read Now
- Speculative Fiction: Indigenous & First Nations Books
- READ HARDER: A GENRE NOVEL BY AN INDIGENOUS, FIRST NATIONS, OR NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHOR
- 7 Books That Explore the Many Worlds of Indigenous Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Latinx Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- 13 Latina Fantasy Books For the Sci-Fi Lover in Your Life
- Five Books by Latinx Authors Featuring Mythical Creatures
- MAGIC, MYTHS, AND ASSASSINS: 6 LATINX FANTASY NOVELS YOU CAN’T MISS
- Anticipated Latinx & Caribbean SFF Releases for Early 2021
- Latinx Science Fiction & Fantasy to Devour for Latinx Heritage Month
These are not exhaustive lists. For even more reading/author recommendations, click the link below:
I hope you enjoy browsing and come away with several new reads. If so, come back and let me know what you're reading!
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