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Minorities in Publishing

The brain child of publishing professional Jenn Baker, Minorities in Publishing (MiP) is a podcast discussing diversity (or lack thereof) in the book publishing industry with other professionals working in-house as well as authors and those in the literary scene.

Jul 30, 2015

Jenn talks to VP/Publisher Phoebe Yeh who has had an extensive career with various Big 5 Publishers about her love for editing and how that translated into her growing experience in acquiring good stories, how she's pursued good stories as well as diverse ones and the two don't have to be mutually exclusive, and the need for more of these stories in addition to the responsibility of publishers to make sure they sell.

Books recommended by Phoebe in this episode include:

Monster - Walter Dean Myers

Shooter - Walter Dean Myers

Hiroshima - Laurence Yep

The Magic School Bus series - Joanna Cole/Bruce Degen

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

Waiting to Exhale - Terry McMillan

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia

Let’s Talk About Race - Julius Lester/Karen Barbour

The Seven Chinese Brothers - Margaret Mahy/Jean Tseng/Mou-sien Tseng