Thank you very very much to Cee @ Diary of a Reading Addict, for tagging me to do this awesome post created by Read Diverse Books. Because seriously, we need diverse books.
1. Find a Book with a Lesbian Character
Pretty Little Liars by: Sara Shepard.
Although I haven't got the patience to sit through this entire series (that's another story) this series has a wonderful protagonist named Emily who struggles with her identity but eventually comes to terms with it.
2. Find a Book with a Muslim Protagonist
I Am Malala by: Malala Yousafzi.
This incredible work of non fiction features the strong teen Malala, as she fights for education in Pakistan and across the world.
3. Find a Book set in Latin America
I Am a Taxi by: Deborah Ellis
I've read a few of Ellis' books, but I haven't read this one set in Bolivia! She writes wonderful stories of social justice.
4. Find a Book about a Person with a Disability
Blindsided by: Priscilla Cummings
This story is about a girl named Natalie who develops a condition that makes her blind, and so she is sent to a school for blind girls in order to learn how to cope. It is heartbreaking but also educational.
5. Find a Science Fiction or Fantasy Book with a POC Protagonist
The Wrath and the Dawn by; Renne Adhieh
This beautiful tale inspired by A Thousand and One Arabian Nights will make you fall in love with the main character Shazi.
6. Find a Book Set in Any Country in Africa
The Heaven Shop by: Deborah Ellis
Again touching on social justice, this book goes into the HIV/Aids crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, and will make you root for the protagonist and her family.
7. Find a Book Written by a First Nations Author
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by: Sherman Alexie
I can't wait to read this book! It looks funny but also so informative.
8. Find a Book Set in South Asia
Three Cups of Tea by: Greg Mortenson
If you haven't read this book, put down all that you're doing and read it now! It will make you laugh, make you cry, and teach you an important lesson in community.
9. Find a Book with a Biracial Protagonist
Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon
This contemporary features an awesome biracial protagonist battling a rare disease.
10. Find a Book about Transgender Issues
The Art of Being Normal by: Lisa Williamson
I really want to read this book about a transitioning teen!
That's it! I'm tagging anyone who hasn't done this post already! Everyone needs a little diversity in their lives, and so I challenge all of you to go out and find some recommendations with all these categories!
Emily @ Paperback Princess