The Diverse Books Tag


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


Wolfcry by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes 

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 Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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


Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 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


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley

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


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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


The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, et al.

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


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

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!






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