Have you ever read a book where a main character holds a different sexuality than you? I’d bet not. For one thing, diverse books aren’t easy to find.
Most people don’t think to pick up a book with a protagonist different from themselves. When we read, we like to fall into a story, and it’s easier to do if the hero or heroine is like you–it’s why they market “boy books” and “girl books.” But I don’t have to tell you it’s important to see the world from different eyes–that lesson’s been drilled into you.
What more important is to choose to see through others eyes, and picking up a book is an easy, painless way to expand your horizons. Continue reading