TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND DIVERSE CHARACTERS

 

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is:Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity and Diverse Characters. I often don’t really notice if I’m reading a “diverse” book. Unless it’s specifically about the struggles of a marginalized person or group of people being marginalized, it’s just, you know, a book. But there are a few that come to mind – both favourites I’ve already read and some I’m really looking forward to reading.

    A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Will Grayson, Will Grayson – David Levithan and John Green
Underground to Canada – Barbara Smucker
A Little Life –  Hanya Yanagihara
She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick   
She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
Before Night Falls - Reinaldo Arenas   
Before Night Falls – Reinaldo Arenas
Dance Me Outside – W.P. Kinsella

And a few I’m looking forward to reading:

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie   
The Book of Unknown Americans – Cristina Henriquez

This is really just a tiny sliver of the amazing world of diverse books easily available to anyone lucky enough to possess a library card. I can think of so many more diverse books and authors as I type – Isabel Allende, Toni Morrison, Ivan E. Coyote, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Claudia Rankine, Sabrina Ramnanan, Celeste Ng…. the list goes on and on. And I don’t even consider myself to be someone who reads diversely enough. There’s a whole wide world out there to be discovered! So over to you – which books were on your list of diverse authors and characters this week?

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