Many people in the book community have been stressing over diversity in books, and I do think it’s important, but most other bloggers have already covered my points, so I didn’t feel like writing a discussion post. What I do want to do, though, is make a list of great diverse reads, so here goes!
What’s the diversity?: LGBTQ+
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour is a great story about two lesbian girls meeting due to unusual circumstances, and I’d highly recommend it❤️.
What’s the diversity?: One of the main characters is Korean, and another is black.
Tiny Pretty Things was quite a unique story that I really think should be receiving more attention. It is basically about ballerinas competing against each other, and it is a must read for dancers and all the like!
What’s the diversity?: One of the main characters is Indian.
The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day was an adorable, fluffy story about a white and an Indian teen falling in love while competing for a scholarship, and I’d totally recommend that you read it, and feel the fluff!💕
What’s the diversity?: It revolves around a Holocaust story, with the POV of a Jew.
I think Holocaust stories are really important, and should be more touched upon in the book community. Anyway, Hidden is a graphic novel which is basically about a woman telling her granddaughter about the challenges she faced as a Jew in Europe during the time of the Holocaust. It’s great for kids and adults alike!
What’s the diversity?: The protagonist has Asperger’s syndrome.
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin was honestly an amazing story, and I feel so guilty to not have written a review! Any who, this book should not be missed☺️.
What’s the diversity?: LGBTQ+
Oh my gosh, Symptoms of Being Human is such an important story. If you haven’t read it yet, then don’t even continue on with this post, because you need to pick it up right this instant!
What’s the diversity?: The protagonist is deaf.
El Deafo was a graphic novel memoir of a girl who grew up deaf, and I can’t recommend it enough! It’s absolutely perfect for tweens, teens, and adults, and a perfect read for the classroom.
What’s the diversity?: The protagonist is half African-American and half Japanese.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is personally one of my all-time favourites, and I’m sure it will become one of yours, too, once you get your hands on it!😉
What’s the diversity?: One of the main characters is Asian.
Ahhh, I loved Eleanor & Park! If you haven’t read this beauty yet, then I highly suggest you do so ASAP!✌️
What’s the diversity?: The different books in The Lunar Chronicles series take place all over the world, and the characters are of all different races.
Last but not least, a book series I tend to recommend way too much because it’s so good, The Lunar Chronicles! (This is Cinder, the first book.) If you haven’t started it yet, then what have you been doing?!
I could recommend way more diverse books, so please let me know if you’d like to see a Part 2!
So tell me, have you read any of these books? Opinions? Any diverse reads you’d recommend? Do you agree that reading diversely is important? Let me know in the comments below.