Does Racebending Count: a New Series

Does Racebending Count: a New Series

In conjunction with my Diverse or Nah series – that only has two posts but it’s really not set in stone to be very consistent so please don’t confront me about that because I’m still working on it – I wanted to talk about the idea of Racebending characters in different novels or other forms of entertainment, for the sake of claiming diversity.

Why?

I’ve seen so many different cases where people will want to change the skin color and the ethnicity of an already established character (and nothing’s wrong with that, I’d love to see that honestly) but make everything else about them the same. Is that okay? I don’t really know. Is that an okay option to include diversity in entertainment? Or is it just a cop out for not allowing #ownvoices creators to actually create their own stories and use others like them to portray their characters?

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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Title: Opposite of Always
Author: Justin A. Reynolds
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
Length: 457 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Publish Date: March 5, 2019
Death, Shooting, Racism, Illegal Gambling
Black, Puerto Rican
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[Tag] The Honest Booktuber (with a Twist!)

[Tag] The Honest Booktuber (with a Twist!)

Hey loves! So this one is going to be a little different because this started from a Booktube tag, but I am going to change up the questions a bit to fit bloggers. I found this from Myonna Reads, and the original tag (with all the questions listed) is from Harriet Rosie.

Let’s get it on!

And yes you can tell I’m still catching up on my tags because I’m back to Becky G. Don’t @ me.

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