A video surfaced on the internet claiming that diversity in books was not important and that it really didn’t matter in the scheme of things. People in the Booktube community (Youtubers who specialize in books) came together to begin a week long read-a-thon by the name of DiverseAThon. This read-a-thon was created to celebrate diversity in literature and to share book recommendations across the internet.
The hosts of this event are Booktubers: Christina, Monica, Joce, and Whitney.
Check out this video from Christina Marie:
DiverseAThon has a few objectives:
1) Celebrate diversity
2) Give diverse book recommendations
3) Participate in discussions across social media platforms
Many book lovers across the social media-sphere have included the hashtag #diverseathon and included their own diverse book recommendations. DiverseAThon starts today, September 12th and will go through next Monday, September 19th!
What are some of your favorite diverse books?
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