“You Will Be Tokenized”: Speaking Out About the State of Diversity in Publishing

For many in the book world, the release of publisher Lee & Low’s first ever diversity in publishing survey in January 2016 offered no surprises. Publishing is overwhelmingly white (79 percent), straight (88 percent), able bodied (92 percent), and female (78 percent). In high school my friend Herbert would call these women, of whose ranks I … Continue reading “You Will Be Tokenized”: Speaking Out About the State of Diversity in Publishing