Representation Matters! New Books in the Collection from Publishers of Color, by Authors of Color, for Everyone to Read

This guide highlights books in the J. Willard Marriott Library from publishers of color.


"Hawai'i's longest-running independent, literary small press. Bamboo Ridge Press was founded in 1978 to publish literature by, for, and about Hawaiʻi’s people.

While special attention is given to literature that reflects an island sensibility, Bamboo Ridge is broad in scope and embraces a variety of work from writers across the nation. Some of our books have received recognition for literary excellence and for their contribution to the understanding and appreciation of Hawaiʻi’s cultures and people. Bamboo Ridge publications have been adopted as texts or recommended reading in high school and college classrooms and have found a diverse audience across the country. Work from Bamboo Ridge has been adapted for speech and storytelling performances, plays, and readings. Bamboo Ridge Press continues to nurture the voices of Hawaiʻi and celebrate our literary tradition.

Bamboo Ridge is an independent non-profit, tax-exempt corporation."


   Darrel Lum              Eric Chock

Twitter: @BambooRidge
Instagram: @bambooridge

Bamboo Ridge Press
P.O. Box 61781
Honolulu, Hawaii 96839-1781

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