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July 21: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)
This topic was a bit harder for me to come up with because I haven’t really read that many diverse books. There are some I have been dying to read, but haven’t gotten the chance to yet. As I thought more about it, while the YA genre has diverse books, there’s still quite a bit of lackage. I had to throw in some middle grade books to get more answers. Some of these may not be technically correct, but I thought they had diverse aspects.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio