Diversity is Lit is a book club created to support BIPOC authors and expand our bookshelves. Over in the Facebook group, we'll vote in a poll and choose from 5 books by BIPOC authors in the middle of the month, then read the highest voted book the following month. At the end of the month, we'll have a fun and thoughtful discussion with friends in a livestream on my YouTube channel (writehollydavis). For the rest of 2020, we will focus on books by Black authors, but in the future, we will include other POC.
In light of recent events and the Black Lives Matter movement, I felt compelled to find a way I could make lasting changes for Black communities by supporting Black authors. As a biracial writer, I was disappointed in the number of books by BIPOC authors I've read. To create permanent change, I created this book club so that I and others could enrich their reading lists.