In addition to Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, we suggest the following for writers who want to create inclusive narratives. The books below don’t only tackle representation and diversity, they also speak to craft. Because, as poet Kwame Dawes once noted, “Racist writing is… a craft failure.” Many of the mistakes writers make when they create characters from identities different to their own are partly due to lack of craft skill on top of lack of knowledge and understanding. All the books on this list will give you an excellent foundation for increasing all three.
Invisible Omnibus volumes 1-3: Essays and Poems on Representation in SF/F
edited by Jim C. Hines