One of my best friends is a disability rights activist and shared a gem of intersectionality: “Disabled Black History: Shining a Light on Disabled Black Authors and Their Work” by Vilissa from Ramp Your Voice.
Vilissa highlights Sophia Chester’s book Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings Of Saturn (2016), available through Smashwords. A self-proclaimed lover of all things sci fi and mystery, Chester was not satisfied with white-washed science fiction, and “glorious futures” where people of color don’t exist. So, she wrote her own story instead, featuring 16 year-old Cosmo: a black woman space detective.
Summary: “Cosmo goes undercover to find the missing Rings of Saturn. But will she uncover the mystery before her cover is blown? Or will Cosmo be captured, leaving the Rings of Saturn lost forever? Join the fearless Cosmo in this fun and exciting futuristic mystery adventure.”
For more information on Chester’s inspiration to write Cosmo, check out her “Why I Write” parts 1 and 2.
Let’s do Black History month 2017 right by supporting black women with all their intersecting identities. To quote Toni Morrison:
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”