“We Read Too” an App that Spotlights Writers and Characters of Color

Meet Kaya Thomas, a book lover at heart and founder and creator of the We Read Too app. We Read Too is an application that helps children find books authored by writers of colors and books that feature characters of colors. After being inspired by lack of diversity and representation in literature Thomas decided to create We Read Too back in 2014.

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“High school was when I started to realize that none of the characters were ever black girls” – Kaya Thomas

IMG_4045You can find We Read Too in the App store for IOS and on Google Play for Android users, free of charge. The app is made for all ages and you can browse by categories including picture books, chapter books, middle grade or young adult, you can also browse by title or author. The document that was once curated on a computer by Kaya Thomas has now been produced into a 600 book diverse directory.

“I wanted We Read Too to be accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they could afford to buy a $1 app… I have no intention of ever charging anyone for access to the information.”

Learn more about Kaya Thomas and We Read Too at



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