- Credit the original creator, Read Diverse Books.
- The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read.
- If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one.A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.
Find a book starting a lesbian character
I really enjoyed reading this book, specially, because it’s one of the few YA books that I have read that it’s not a coming out story and I feel like that made it different and interesting to read. The main character gets involved in a little bit of a mystery related to a famous actor that just died. Said main character happens to be a lesbian and we get to know here ex gilfriend and her love interest and it’s just part of the story not the entire plot and I really enjoyed that
Find a book with a muslim protagonist
Find a book set in Latin America
City of Clowns was originally written in spanish, it’s a graphic novel by Daniel Alarcón, a peruvian author, and Sheila Alvarado, a peruvian ilustrator. If you haven’t read any books by Latin American authors, you can start with this short graphic novel that tells the story of a young man who’s father just died and he is remembering his life and his relationship with his father and through his story the author talks a little bit about a particular time period in Perú. Also, a constant theme in this graphic novel is poverty in Perú.
Run by Kody Keplinger is about a girl who is legally blind and what made this a very interesting take on a character with a disability is that as a reader you can definitely tell is an #ownvoices book. There’s so many subtle moments that let you understand someone who is legally blind in a better way. But at the same time, the author does included a very important conversation in a not so subtle way about the conception that disable people are a burden; off course the author makes very clear throughout the book that this is not true.
Find a book set in (or about) any country in Africa.
Find a book written by an Indigenous or Native author.
This was the hardest answer to come up with, I have not read any books that fit into this category and I didn’t have any on my tbr either. At the end, I remember hearing on Booktube about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, which is a book about a boy that decides to go to school outside his resevation and all he has to deal with because of that decision. It sounds interesting, but I’m not sure about this one because I have read mixed reviews.
Find a book set in South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.)
I didn’t have a book for this one, but after looking for a while I found a book that I think I will enjoy. It’s Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman, a historical fiction book set in India about a girl trying to find her place. I love stories about the way girls live in different countries, time periods or cultures and that’s why this book sounds interesting to me.
Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues.
I’m ashamed to say that I have not read a book with a trans character before. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock has been on my tbr for a really long time; I haven’t read anything like it. This book is the memoir of a black trans woman and her quest for identity. I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet, but I can’t wait to read it.
Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? If you have recommendations for books that fit into this categories, please leave them in the comments.