Sunday, September 2, 2018

IS #BOOKTUBE RACIST? | @jthegreatbiblio

I'm sharing Jo from Jo the Great recent video about her thoughts on if BookTube is racist. Like she states, this is not the first video of this kind to be brought up about diversity within the book world but more specifically the BookTube community nor will it be the last as everyone else keeps sharing their own stances. However, I do agree with most of her points and feel like I should share her video around as I did for Christina Marie a while back.

As I tell my own children no one is perfect ... we all have our flaws even if we don't realize what they are ... but talking about our thoughts, getting them out there into the world, and calmly discussing them with others IS the only way I feel that we as a whole can move forward. So, please hear out Jo ... follow her ... follow me ... comment wherever you like and lets get this momentum of communication to begin.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Christina Marie's Black Bookish Peeps Database too.

by Jo the Great

If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Part of what she wrote in her above video's description :

I have been planning this video for quite a while and this is my proudest video yet. I actually had a script all planned out and ended up throwing it away and talking from the heart. I want to disclose that I am in no way attacking or disrespecting other white BookTubers. I am only talking from the experience as a black woman on this platform so please keep that in mind.

I will also say that I am aware that there were a couple of hispanic and Asian BookTubers featured in the photo but the problem is the sole representation of one black BookTuber & that's where my argument lies.

Please check out Christina Marie's black BookTuber spreadsheet.

If you are a black BookTuber, blogger or Bookstagrammer and you aren't part of the list please include yourself:

Christina Marie's BookTube channel:

Here are my favorite black BookTubers & content creators:

Stephs Rom Book Talk:

Bookish Realm:

Charles Xplosion:

Cam Pirrip:

The Novel Lush:

ONYX Pages:


That's So Zaity:

Just Aaryn:

Melanin Eclectic:

Books with Brandie Shanae:

Petitely Packaged:


Article Jo Was Referencing : The New York Times Article - Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers

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Christina Marie's Black Bookish Peeps Database & More

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What Do You Know About the Black Experience? by Ashley of Bookish Realm | @bookishrealm [With Links to Additional Book Recs]

Town Hall: Race & Inclusion on #Booktube | @2020hines_sight @bookishrealm @bookish_bethany @Kari_ng4books @ShadeTreeReads @ItsNeeksYeah

If This Is Usual Where Have I Been? | Book Discussion | #BookTube #BookTuber

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