Hey guys. I saw this tag in Reg @She Latitude‘s blog and then I was tagged by Jenna @Fictional Neverland, which was totally awesome, because I really wanted to give it a try. I’ll do a mix of books that I’ve read, and books that I want to read, ok? This tag was created by Read Diverse Books.
A Book Starring a Lesbian Character
South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf. Kaycee, the main character of this book, is a lesbian girl.
Although I didn’t exactly love this book, it’s the only one I read with a lesbian character as the MC.
A Book with a Muslim Protagonist
Unfortunately, the only one I can remember reading is Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal – I need to expand my reading, for sure. I do applaud that Marvel expanded their universe like this, and I can only hope that we start seeing more representation all around. There’s a very negative stigma against muslims, and I would like it to stop.
A Book Set in Latin America
For this I’m using a book that isn’t even out yet, but that I really really want to read… Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley. This book is set in Mexico (from the blurb), and it’s got all kinds of diversity.
Right up my alley! (also… how gorgeous is that cover?!)
A Book About a Person With a Disability
I actually had a lot to chose from for this category 🙂 . I loved Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers. The main character, Ali, is deaf.
This book also has a lot more diversity to it, including sexual and cultural diversity, and even psychological problems, like PTSD.
A Science-Fiction or Fantasy Book With a POC Protagonist
I have to say The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. This is a fantasy book, and Shahrzad and Khalid (and most of the cast, really) are POCs.
This book is also set somewhere in the Middle East/South Asia 🙂 .
A Book Written by an Indigenous or Native Author
This one is a tough one. I guess I would like to read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
This book has been recommended to me, and I’ve seen a few good reviews of it. Maybe I should get on it.
A Book Set in South Asia
Oh wow. So, I read The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi about 10 years ago, and I hardly remember anything about it.
I do remember some clothes descriptions, but that’s it. It’s set in India though.
A Book with a Biracial Protagonist
The main character of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Madeline, is half african-american and half japanese.
How cool is that? There needs to be more books with biracial protagonists though.
A Book Starring a Transgender Character or Transgender Issues
I’ve been meaning to read The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson since I bought the book back in January, and I plan to do it pretty soon.
I’m expecting this book to be spectacular! I’m actually tempted to pick it up right now!