Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we can all share lists.
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?
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.
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.
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.
5. Harry Potter series–J.K. Rowling
Minority groups of elves and goblins and Muggle-borns, racial diversity and J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What books have you read or want to read that have a plethora of diversity in it? Let me know!