Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
When making this list, I realize I read a lot of the same type of book. However, more often than not, when I branch off, I am rewarded. Here are some of my favorite books that feature a main character or their love interest that are diverse in some way. There are a ton of other books that have secondary characters that are a minority in some way, so I decided to just limit it to the main characters. Here are my ten.
This book was so bizarre; but really well written. It's so odd that it's hard to even focus on the fact that the main character is black. But she is, even though I don't remember it being a huge focus on the book.
Yes Cinder is an android, but I think she's also Asian. I think only because they don't really go into what she looks like from what I remember. The story takes place in New Beijing, so I'm pretty sure they are all Asian. If nothing else, they are all Asian in my mind.
Eleanor comes from a very poor background, however it's Park's Korean mother who steals the show in this book. Park's ethnicity comes up quite a bit during the book, but I think it's really well done.
For some reason this is the only book that features a gay character that made my list, although there were others that could have easily been on it. I just loved how this book was written, and the one of Noah's scene with Brian gave me the most happy chills. I just adore this book.
If found this book to be pretty amazing. It was just such a different world than I have ever experienced, but it was enlightening. I highly recommend this book.
This series actually has several different races. In this book the main female character is Hispanic. One of my favorite things is that the Echols doesn't really make a big deal about it, it's just a fact about Tia much like so many others. In the third book, the main female character is black, and it's brought up a little more, but once again, it's not a big deal.
I love that Jenny Han wrote this series. Laura Jean is such a fantastic character, and she seems like such a typical teenager. I have loved reading about her Korean customs, and her and her sister's do to keep that part of who they are.
One of the few books I read with a Middle Eastern main character, and it is awesome. I can't imagine this story being told any other way.
I have never been shy about my love of Jason Reynolds books. One of the things that I loved about this book is that the characters seem so real. I can't wait to read his next book.
This is a perfect romance with characters that are not only from different socioeconomic backgrounds, but also from different races. I don't read enough books that have primary characters that are Hispanic.