This is both a fantastic topic and a very difficult topic – difficult because I’ve read so many great books of many sorts of diversity and it was hard to narrow down to a top ten! I debated between choosing the top ten of a particular type of diversity versus many types, and decided to go with the latter. In no particular order:
2. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa – looking at the Palestinian/Israeli conflict from the Palestinian side
3. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet – nonfiction memoir by an autistic gay man with synesthesia
4. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck – generational classic about a Chinese family
5. Sold by Patricia McCormick – poignant YA about the underage sex trade in Asia
6. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon – YA that focuses on US civil rights in the mid-1900s
8. Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb – European-born, African-raised refugee narrator with a mixed Muslim-and-traditional-folk faith
9. the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson – shows that fantasy can explore diversity as well!
10. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi – nonfiction about oppressed women and religious minorities in Iran
What’s on your list?
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