Okay, so there was some Twitter drama online last week about lack of diversity in fiction. Somehow I came across a really nice tag about diverse books, so I decided to share some of my favorites as well! I found this tag over at Read Diverse Books, so
A Book Starring a Lesbian Character
I was around twelve when I read this book, and it’s always been dear to my heart because it was the first LGBT book I ever read. This is the fourth installment of the Kiesha’ra series, and it is my second favourite in the series.
A Book With a Muslim Protagonist
I clearly need to read more diverse books, because this was the only book I could think of with a main character who is Muslim, and it’s not even fiction. I think Malala is amazing, a real hero for girls around the world.
A Book Set in Latin America
I had to think hard about this one, but I read this in high school for either a class or Battle of the Books. I distinctly remember constantly being hungry while reading this one.
A Book About a Person With a Disability
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak as the first book that came to mind. I know a lot of people have tried to argue with me that depression isn’t a disability, but it honestly is. I mean, just look at Melinda, she has experienced so much trauma that she can barely function. I think this is a must read for everyone!
A Science-Fiction or Fantasy Book with a POC Protagonist
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
I’m not going to lie, I failed this category. So here’s a book I’m adding to my TBR list. This is set in a post-apocalyptic Africa, and it sounds really interesting! Plus that cover, can you say aesthetic?
A Book Set in Africa
The movie was pretty good, but if you have time I’d suggest reading the book. It’s way more satisfying.
A Book by an Indigenous or Native Writer
I thought of many books, but I finally decided to go with this one. I’m from Alaska, so why not include an Alaskan book! I like this one because it’s reminds me of people I know, who have had similar experiences in life. If you really want a taste of Alaska, I’d recommend this one.
A Book Set in South Asia
I totally thought it was Southeast Asia, and I had a entire list to choose from, but then I realized it was South Asia. *facepalm* However, I did read the Kite Runner in Middle School, and I liked it so much that I made my dad read it too!
A Book with a Biracial Protagonist
If my obsession with Magnus wasn’t apparent enough already, he’s made it into another one of my posts yet again. He’s a half Indonesian and a half Caucasian warlock who has stolen the hearts of boys and girls around the world. Who would ask for better?
A Book Starring a Trans Person or Dealing with Trans Issues
Yet another category I fail at, so I’m adding this book to my TBR list. It sounds really interesting, and I definitely want to broaden my horizons!
There you have it, that wasn’t too terribly hard *sweats* but let me know some of your favourites down below! I’m always looking for good book recommendations. I also tag anyone else who feels like participating!