Hey! I'm Autumn!
And I'm super passionate about books. Especially diverse ones! But they weren't always around when I was growing up. I didn't read a book with a main character who looked like me until my junior year of college. I don't want the next generation to have that same problem.
I love the feeling of reading a book and seeing myself directly in the protagonist. That's a rare occurence that I'm just now getting used to. Reading in Color Crate was created so that everyone can see themselves represented in books, all year long! Not just after a tragic death or during a civil rights movement. We need to normalize reading diverse books by authors of color on a regular basis, and Reading in Color Crate is here to do just that.