Librarian and admitted “white cisgendered dude” Nicholas Schiller has a request:
Disclaimer: this is not my idea, it is not a new idea. I take no credit for this idea, but I think it is a good one and I’d like to invite others to join me. In 2013 I’m setting myself the goal of reading 50 works by writers of color and other creators who have a cultural perspective different than my own. I think I have a lot to learn and this is a great way to start to fill in some gaps. I’d love it if other librarians and friends joined in. If you don’t share my need for an influx of new perspectives, will you share reading suggestions from your experience on great work that has been overlooked?
Read his post for a full explanation of why he feels the need to expand his understanding, and chime in with your suggestions for his reading list.
My Year of Reading Diversely | Nicholas Schiller, information. games.
I’d love to see this list. Game changers for me include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and probably anything I’ve read by Toni Morrison.
I’m into this. Post-Colonial Lit had a major impact on me in college, I’d love to revisit.