Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Diverse Books



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)”

I am ashamed to say that this took a lot of thinking. I love reading diverse books and for me to take so long to compile a list of only ten shows that we need more of them. But I managed to come up with these top ten (links go to Goodreads):

People of Color (POCs)

1. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende – Prestigious Spanish family during post-colonial Chile.

2. Kindred by Octavia Butler – features a black female protagonist

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – features a Native American teenager protagonist

4. Lives of Our Own by Lori Hewett – two young girls, one white and one black, dealing with the bias and racial prejudice in their small town.

5. Sula by Toni Morrison – features two black heroines

6. Soledad by Angie Cruz – features a Latina protagonist

7. My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson –  a black female protagonist who gains custody of her former best friend’s daughter, who is white.

8. If You Come Softly by Jaqueline Woodson – Interracial relationship (black guy and white girl)

9. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – features an eleven-year-old black female protagonist.

Religious Diversity:


10. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene – a young Jewish girl harboring a German soldier. Also contains a maid who is black and her trusted ally.

Have you read any of these? What would be on your lists? Post your comments below!

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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