Looking for new reading this holiday? Here are 19 sci-fi and fantasy books by women of color to check out!
“Tolkien refers to Quendi people as “elves,” a common term in his time, but considered highly offensive today. And while Tolkien was a great scholar of the Quenya and Sindarin languages, his command of Late Vulgar Adûni was rudimentary at best, and his translation of the Red Book suffers for it.” If you’re a Tolkien fan, an academic, or just enjoy a good humor piece, check this one out.
“Read and read and read, and wait for the dawning realization that these books don’t have happy endings. That sometimes they don’t even resolve. And realize what that means, why that is.” (emphasis original) An excellent piece about how white Americans, particularly in the church, can best respond to current racial issues: by listening. There’s an amazing list of resources at the end.