Put These New Novels By BIPOC Authors On Top Of Your TBR Pile

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BIPOC Books for fall
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A huge number of stunning novels and story collections by BIPOC authors are dropping this fall—here are a few you don’t want to miss

Even with all of the steps the publishing industry has taken in recent years to deliver more diverse voices to their readership, publishing remains so white that the New York Times found that only 11 percent of new releases in 2018 had BIPOC authors. While that rate has only been increasing since then, it can still be difficult to find books with characters that reflect the population of the United States, that tell the stories of people of all backgrounds, or that simply have authors who look and sound like what we see when we look in the mirror.

In order to make sure that the publishing industry keeps on buying, publishing, and promoting books with BIPOC authors, it’s vital to seek out and read those books—and it’s just as vital to read a wide range of books that explore experiences and cultures outside of our own, whatever our background and skin color is.

This fall, we have more choices than ever when it comes to finding books with diverse authors—and we couldn’t be happier. Here are 11 that are coming this fall that are at the top of our to-be-read piles.


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