November 16, 2017

Books I'd Recommend to People Who Want to Read More Diversely

If I were a superhero, I'd be the Book Recommender. I'm going to live up to that title today by recommending ten books you should read if you're trying to read more diversely. This post will focus on POC authors, and most of their characters are POC as well.

For fantasy lovers, there's...

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

If you'd rather read something not quite fantasy (more like magical realism), then this is the book for you:

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Or perhaps you'd prefer to stay in our world but don't want contemporary stories...

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Or maybe you're like me and love contemporary...

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more diverse YA fiction for you to discover. I tried to focus on titles I don't normally see people talking about, but I also threw in a few staples (like Jenny Han and Renee Ahdieh). And if you have any diverse YA recommendations for me, I'd love to hear them!

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