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This week, in an effort to support racial justice and celebrate Pride, we’ve chosen stories that uplift Black, POC and LGBTQ+ voices.

It’s Never Too Early to Educate Young Readers About the Steps Each of Us Can Take to Address and Fight Against Racism — The Guardian

Asian-American Literary Pioneer, Maxine Hong Kingston, Has Plans to Release Her Genre-Defying Final Work After Her Death — The New Yorker

Happy Pride Month! Enjoy These 6 LGBTQ+ Books From a Diverse Range of Genres — BookTrib

Celebrate Pride With These 5 American Masters Films Focused on LGBTQ+ Cultural Icons — PBS

The Growing Audiobook Market Has Opened Doors for Narrators of Color With a Desire for Voice Talent to Reflect Diversity — The New York Times

Uplift Black Voices! These 5 Hidden Gems of African-American Literature Are a Great Place to Start — BookTrib

Anti-racist Reading List: 9 Recently Published Books to Help Guide Your Discussions on Racism and Prejudice — Penguin

Kickoff Your Pride Month Celebration With the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Award Winning Books — Vanity Fair

12 Books Written by Brilliant, Witty and Profound Black Women Authors Perfect for Expanding Your Worldview — SheKnows

8 Books Featuring Unforgettable African-American Characters to Bolster Black Creators Anytime of the Year — BookTrib

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