Top Ten Tuesday: Yes to Diversity!

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we can all share lists.

Top Ten Tuesday


YAY FOR DIVERSITY. These books make a point in having diverse characters (racial, LGBTQ, minority, mental illness amongst many, many others) and celebrating them. I want to hug ’em all.

1. The Lunar Chronicles-Marissa Meyer

The characters are Asian! French! African-American! And did I mention cyborg?

cinder

2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe-Benjamin Alire Saenz

LGBTQ characters and an adorable romance with awesome parents with some coming-of-age angst thrown in.

ari and dante

3. The Mortal Instruments series-Cassandra Clare

I may have fallen out of love with this series but I can’t deny that this is chock-full of diverse characters from LGBTQ to minority groups.

city of bones

4. Made You Up-Francesca Zappia

Sadly, I haven’t read this yet but this is about a schizophrenic girl which I think is a welcome change to typical YA contemporary.

made you up

5. Harry Potter seriesJ.K. Rowling

Minority groups of elves and goblins and Muggle-borns, racial diversity and J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay.

Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher's_Stone_Book_Cover

6. House Rules-Jodi Picoult

I’ve never heard of Asperger’s until I read this book and I thought this book was realistic in recounting the struggles and delights of having a child with autism.

house rules

7. Eleanor and Park-Rainbow Rowell

An extremely cute love story between a redhead and a half-Korean boy who bond over music and comics.

eleanor and park

8. I’ll Give You the Sun-Jandy Nelson

I think I’ve mentioned way too often that I love this book. LGBTQ themes and coming-of-age.

I'll Give You the Sun

9. Extraordinary Means-Robyn Schneider

Having just finished this, I can’t not include it. The main character’s friends are wonderfully diverse: Charlie is gay, Marina is African-American, Nick is Indian.

extraordinary means

10. Lies We Tell Ourselves-Robin Talley

I haven’t read this yet but it’s about a black girl in an all-white girl school who is bullied and finds love.

lies we tell ourselves


What books have you read or want to read that have a plethora of diversity in it? Let me know!

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Yes to Diversity!

  1. Yaaay I’ve read 9 of these!! I only haven’t read Made You Up but I REALLY REALLY WANT TO. (I read Challenger deep which is about schizophrenia and it was soooo good but hard to read.) And House Rules is amazing. A little frustrating because it’s super long but I LOVED it and I loved how complex the plot was too. XD

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    1. Jodi Picoult’s books are always really long XD. But they make me cry (I’m glaring at My Sister’s Keeper with tear-filled eyes) and they make me THINK.

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