Meet the Authors: Big Ten Open Books
For the authors of titles included in Big Ten Open Books, open access offers an opportunity to reach beyond the academy and counter misinformation.
Big Ten Open Books offers university press authors an opportunity to share their work with new audiences. Titles that previously required affiliation with a university library or individual payment to access can now be read free-of-charge around the world. For Francesca Royster and Jacqueline Taylor (two contributors to the Gender and Sexuality studies collection), the proliferation of library book bans in the US has made this a particularly important time to open access to stories of LGBTQ+ and Black identity. Learn more about select books and their authors in the author interviews linked below, and then read for free online:
Francesca T. Royster (2012) Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era: https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.1586114 (free online May 26, 2023)
Jacqueline Taylor (2007) Waiting for the Call: From Preachers Daughter to Lesbian Mom: https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.202040 (free online June 15, 2023)