There are some books that are true gifts to literature.
They are books that are perfect gifts for those who regard books as magical, powerful, delightful, important, and necessary.
In other words, these are the books for true book lovers.
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines by Jamise Harper and Jane Mount is such a gift. (In fact, I gifted a copy to a couple of my book-loving friends.)
This smallish book is really a beautiful work of art. Filled with delightful illustrations by Jane Mount, the book is a celebration of diverse stories.
“The authors, illustrators, designers, store owners, and bookstagrammers highlighted in this book are all Black, Indigenous, and people of color, most existing in spaces where they have been marginalized by a dominant white society.”
Whether you are looking to diversify your own reading list or you’re looking for recommendations for a particular genre this is the book for you.
If you’ll be traveling and are interested in visiting a bookstore while you’re away, this is the book for you.
If you’re a teacher and/or parent and are wanting to make sure your children see themselves represented in the books on their shelves, this is the book for you.
If you’re curious about an author’s writing space, this is the book for you.
If you’re looking to expand your want-to-read list, this is the book for you.