'We Read Too' Connects People to Books with Characters of Color

 - Apr 13, 2017
References: indiegogo & itunes.apple
'We Read Too' is the name of a free app that is designed for young people of color who want to discover books that better represent them. We Read Too functions as a database where users are able to easily locate reading materials by authors of color, featuring leading characters of color.

The app's creator, Kaya Thomas, launched We Read Too after her own frustrations with being underrepresented in literature. As she puts it: "As a teen, I was feeling erased by the books I was reading at my libraries and at school. The characters were never anything like myself."

The app is now part of an Indiegogo campaign, where it has already met its initial crowdfunding goal to help with expanding the number of books that users may connect with on the platform.