What's that you say? You don't know what discussions I'm talking about?
Read the funny-but-also-sad response Carleen Brice has to say here.
Check out what The Salonniere has to say on SheWrites.com and while you're at it, go listen to the radio show on the same topic here. Go ahead and click on them first, and then come back to my blog.
That's 27 books. Now if I don't count the anthologies, the number goes down to 24. Out of the 24 books, all but 4 are written by POC. Gender-wise, 14 are written by women, which is almost 60 percent.
Okay, that's a group of 16, and 8 of them are by POC...actually I'm not certain of the ethnic background of the author of Muchacho, but I'll take a hunch that she isn't POC. (Ask me about my hunch later if you're curious.) The majority of these books are by women (10).
So, what did I learn from my analysis? That I'm more diverse than I previously thought. When I go to the bookstore, I generally have a title or two in mind that's written by a Black woman. However, it seems like I will come out of the store with a book written by a man, and not all the women I read are POC. I need to read more Latino, Asian, African, American Indian, and Arab authors though. If you have recommendations, leave a comment.
What do you see? Wanna show me a picture of your bookshelf?