Have you seen the hashtag on Twitter “#WeNeedDiverseBooks”? If not, do a search for it. I’ll wait.
Okay, now that you’ve done that, I have to ask you: Did you see something of interest? I hope so.
There’s a big movement out there trying to bring more diverse characters to books. I am a part of it, and that’s why I wanted to make this video. We need characters of a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, and skin colors.
In this video, I talk about the lack of diversity in primarily steampunk and fantasy novels. This subject is a really important one to me. I think that it’s our jobs, as creators of fantastic and improbable worlds, to make sure that we include space for all kinds of people–not just the people who traditionally appear in the books.
I’m going to put together a couple of other videos too, but for now, I hope you enjoy this one.
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