By noon today, I had over 800 views of the website. That's JUST for today!
I'm delighted by the positive responses I've received and the increasing number of views. Considering that I just went live on April 8th, the website is doing very well.
When I went looking for books for my son, I realized how badly we as parents, caregivers, teachers, educators and/or homeschoolers need a central location for Teens and Adults of Color to find good reading materials featuring protagonists of Color.
My little niche is Science Fiction and Fantasy, but if you're reading this and saying "Hey!" there's plenty of room over in Mysteries, Westerns, Suspense, Horror and so on.
In fact, if you decide to start a similar website in another genre and want to be a "sister site," I'm all good with that, I'll be happy to add your information under Resources, referring those who are looking for other genres to go and check your website out.
In any case, the views are going up and that's pretty darn awesome!
I'm still adjusting to the electronic age. Even though I was the office geek before I retired, I'm still not up on all the new electronic devices.
I finally noticed that Kindle has a text-to-speech function! Oh my goodness, what a God-send to people with reading disorders. I have family members who suffer from dyslexia and other reading problems. If only we'd had Kindle when they were coming up, it would've made their mandatory school reading assignments so much easier!
However, please note that this function is usable only on the Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (2nd generation) and Kindle DX.
I've went back though the featured books and noted all the Kindle editions that have text-to-speech enabled so if your teen or young adult suffers from a reading disorder, he/she has the option of listening to the text. I paid special attention to the Accelerated Reading (AR) listings and will continue to add AR books to the website for your convenience. I also added some book review websites under Resources, because the more information you have, the easier it is to select age-appropriate reading materials for your teen.