Writers of Color Revival: Publishing Works Silenced by a Racist Past

The prejudices of the past have silenced many talented voices. This includes the stories of people of color. Progress required advocacy, changes in the publishing industry, and new leadership. As a result, once overlooked and undervalued authors are now enjoying renewed interest.
 
Book publishers in the United States (as written about by the New York Times) have recently been focusing on writers of color from the past. Some authors are having their work published now for the very first time. Other stories and books by authors of color are being republished. Publishers are excited to introduce these writers to a modern generation of receptive readers.
 
Are you ready to read something both old and new? Here's a list of some ebooks to get you started!
 

A King County Library System (KCLS) card is required to access these titles.

If you're interested in discovering even more books by authors of color, you can also explore a collection of KCLS book lists, opens a new window celebrating diverse writers.