A few Decembers back my friend Carleen Brice (Orange Mint & Honey, Children of the Waters) started "Give a Book By a Black Author to Someone Who is Not Black" Month. Her rationale was simple: there's a tremendous amount of great writing out there by black authors, and everybody should be reading it...not just black folks. But, with a few notable exceptions, black writers are not well-known to white and other non-black readers. Gosh, I wonder why that might be...?
Out of this has grown Carleen's phenomenal blog "White Readers Meet Black Authors" which is simply one of the best literary blogs out there. It's well-maintained, multimedia, always interesting...you'll have a great time when you stop by while expanding your mind and your world. Click on the title of this post to get you there, or just go to http://www.welcomewhitefolks.blogspot.com/ (best URL EVER!).
So get your butt on over there right now! Go on. I'll wait.