And of course a lot of my excitement is seeing it listed with some utterly amazing works from the last year – Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon, Willow G. Wilson’s Ms. Marvel, and Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga just to name a few. All of them personal favorites. I now also have some great NEW books to add to my “To Read” list. Yay!
But perhaps most of all, I ADORE Medieval POC and it has been a favorite Tumblr of mine for years. To see my book and name included on their page is probably one of the most awesome things I’ve had happen this year. And it’s only January!!!
PS If you haven’t heard of Medieval POC you should check them out:
The focus of the [Medieval POC] blog is to showcase works of art from European history that feature People of Color. All too often, these works go unseen in museums, Art History classes, online galleries, and other venues because of retroactive whitewashing of Medieval Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia. Sometimes it’s just about really looking at artworks you’ve seen many times before, with a fresh perspective…
…The ubiquity in modern media to display a fictitiously all-white Europe is often thoughtlessly and inaccurately justified by claims of “historical accuracy”; this blog is here to emphasize the modern racism that retroactively erases gigantic swaths of truth and beauty.