Own Voices is now a searchable appeal term in NoveList.
We've applied it using Corinne Duyvis
' definition of the term: works in which the author and character share a marginalized identity
, defining marginalized along the same lines as our existing diversity appeal terms
. That is to say -- Ability Diverse, Culturally Diverse, LGBTQIA Diverse, and Religiously Diverse. We decided to add the term to all four age levels
, and to nonfiction centering on identity
as well as all fiction
All of us at NoveList hope that you and your customers find this new metadata feature useful. And we're positively itching for feedback! Have kudos, comments, or quibbles about our work?
Keep turning those pages,