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My Year of Reading Diversely →

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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.

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    By far the best and most interesting book I read last year was The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan (magical realism with...
  4. silencewhippersnapper reblogged this from thegloballibrarian and added:
    Having just finished (and enjoyed!) my first urban fiction title for reader’s advisory class, I’m totally into this...
  5. sswslitinmotion reblogged this from thelifeguardlibrarian and added:
    ssw15 here. I have to say that making a year of reading diversely is a great idea. It would take effort and discipline...
  6. thegloballibrarian reblogged this from thelifeguardlibrarian and added:
    I’m into this. Post-Colonial Lit had a major impact on me in college, I’d love to revisit.
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    Great idea. I love Sherman Alexie. He manages to be both funny and heartwrenching at the same time.
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    I’d love to see this list. Game changers for me include The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie...
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