Second-year student Kate Diamond has challenged the convention that science fiction and fantasy literature lack diversity. For her winter-term project, she created a database of works, such as The Legend of Bold Riley seen here, featuring characters with diverse traits. The database has more than 850 titles, and the Oberlin College Library recently added 100 of the books to its collection.
Says Diamond, “instead of talking about what doesn’t exist, I would like to talk about what does: Find the books out there that have the themes people want and share them so the authors get some encouragement, people find the books they want to read, and all of us can work together to inspire more writers.”
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