The app was created by Naomi Adeniji and Wumi Obi aiming to connect readers with books by authors of colour and show the world and its true racial diversity.
Reflecting on their project, Naomi and Wumi said:
“Irish society has become increasingly diverse yet there remain direct and indirect barriers to full ethnic equality. Our diverse culture should be celebrated, and we felt it was time to promote our BIPOC authors to a wider audience.
“Though we encountered many challenges along the way the Teen-Turn programme has helped us to build our self-confidence and pursue a career in STEM.
“Teen-Turn gave us the opportunity to explore our passion for an inclusive Ireland, and through this programme, we have moved another step forward to making it a reality”.
(via Dublin People)