Book recommendations for #Diverseathon

Good morning readers!

As I mentioned before, this is going to be a recommendation post for books of inclusion and diversity. These books are not necessarily own voices literature (which means books written by authors part of the community they are writing about, ie. Lesbian writer writes lesbian protagonist) but in my opinion, the diverse representation itself should still be celebrated. These are all books that I have either read or are on my radar to be read asap and I will also add at the end a list of resources of where to stay up to date with the latest diverse reads.

I’m going to break the books down into loose categories of: LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Physical Health and Race/Culture.

(* I have read these ones)



LGBTQ+

*Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin (intersex and PTSD)

*Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (gay male)

*Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson (queer young women)

*I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (gay male and depression and grief)

*Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill (lesbian)

*More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (gay male and depression)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (gay male and Race/Culture)

One in Every Crowd by Ivan Coyote (LGBTQ short stories anthology)

A + E 4ever by I Merey (genderqueer)

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (breaking gender binaries)

If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (transgender)
Mental Health

*Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson (disordered eating)

*All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (depression and suicidal ideation and grief)

*Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (schizophrenia)

*Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (generalized and social anxiety)

*Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel (depression)

*It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (anxiety and depression)

OCD love story by Corey Ann Hatch (OCD)
Physical Health 

*The Boy In The Bubble by Ian Strachan (immune deficiency disease)

One by Sarah Crossan (conjoined twins)

Two Girls Staring At The Ceiling by Lucy Frank (Crohns Disease)

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Physical disability and addiction and bisexual female)

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi (HIV)

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (heart conditions)

Broken by C.J. Lyons (heart condition)
Race/Culture

*Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Asian American Culture)

American Born Chinese by Gene Lien Yang (Asian American culture)

Saga by Brian K Vaughn (interracial couple)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (racial issues moving from Nigeria to USA)

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (American Civil Rights movement)

Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle (British Chinese Culture)

Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena (American Latino culture)
Where to find diverse reads?

@diversebooks

@LGBTQReads

@DisabilityInLit

diversityinya.com

richincolor.com

Specific Articles: 

book riot

refinery29

buzzfeed

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