Little Black Book: A Read Of The Book Industry
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Dhonielle Clayton (@brownbookworm), author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series and noted voice in Young Adult lit to chat about navigating the book industry as a black woman.
We discuss why publishers are clamoring for black stories yet refusing to hire black authors to create them, literary code-switching, and her role in making sure all authors portray black life realistically in books. Listen and give us your opinion!
You can find Dhonielle’s books, Tiny Pretty Things and its sequel, Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the first book in her newest series, The Belles, on Amazon.
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