I was tagged by the ever amazing and lovely Icebreaker694 and with everything going on, I think diverse reading is probably more important than ever.
A lot of people say diverse reading/writing is “trying too hard” or they liken it to affirmative action, or that the portrayals feel forced or stereotypical, that mental illnesses are glorified. That is true in a lot of cases, but it shows an effort. And if we don’t seek out the good ones, more will never be written.
Interesting Link: Diversity In YA – Statistics
- 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 starring a lesbian character.
I own the e-book and want to get to this soon.
Find a book with a Muslim protagonist.
Dying to read this.
Find a book set in Latin America.
Read this for the first time in fourth grade. Its wonderful.
Find a book about a person with a disability.
Find a science-fiction or fantasy book with a POC protagonist.
Took some googling but these both sound interesting.
Find a book set in (or about) any country in Africa.
Find a book set in South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.).
Find a book with a biracial protagonist.
Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues.
My Review of Dreadnought
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged!