Bibliophile Diverse Spines

By Jane Mount & Jamise Harper

Hardcover, 144 pages, 2021. Chronicle Books

Known for drawing books to order with loving detail, beloved illustrator Jane Mount compiled non-white authors in collaboration with the Instagrammer of Diverse Spines as a sequel to her bestseller compilation Bibliophile.

Like the original, this features women of color, mainly Black Americans, in popular genres and children’s books.

Though Asians make up majority of the world, only some are included here. Still, I was glad to see my favorite cookbook by Filipino-American Alvin Cailan. Maybe next time we’ll see an Asian edition?