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50+ OwnVoices Queer Books To Read This Pride Month

It’s important to read queer books, especially OwnVoices ones, all the time. But it’s even more important this month, because it’s Pride Month. This month, you should be making a conscious effort to mainly read books about queer characters, and by queer authors. (Yes, I realize this post is…late. But there is still time! And you should… Continue reading 50+ OwnVoices Queer Books To Read This Pride Month

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Books With Asian Muslim Protagonists

Today, I’m back with another Diversity Spotlight Thursday, this one focusing on Asian Muslim characters. I wanted to spotlight books with Asian American characters because May is Asian American Heritage Month* in the U.S., and my dear friend Shenwei is hosting a bingo challenge for this (titled #AsianLitBingo) that brought it to my attention. (The announcement post… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Books With Asian Muslim Protagonists

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Books With Pansexual Protagonists

Hello, and welcome to my first Diversity Spotlight Thursday! Today, I’ll be spotlighting three books with pansexual protagonists. While all queer identities need so much more representation in YA, there is a huge lack of pansexuality, so I decided to use this post to feature titles with pansexual representation. Don’t know what Diversity Spotlight Thursday is? Let me tell… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Books With Pansexual Protagonists

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Diversity In Fantasy/Science Fiction: Why It’s Important & 40 Book Recommendations

We need diversity in all genres of YA, and across the board in media. This is a well-known fact, and if you don’t believe in it…I’m not sure my blog is the place for you. In this post, I’ll be focusing on why we need diversity in the genres of science fiction and fantasy specifically. Fantasy and… Continue reading Diversity In Fantasy/Science Fiction: Why It’s Important & 40 Book Recommendations

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Happy Valentine’s Day!// We Need Diverse Romances & Top 8 Diverse YA Couples

It’s Valentine’s Day! What better date to talk about my favorite diverse fictional couples? Of course, I scream about my ships quite often, but this day is special for it, so I just had to do a post. Quite often, romances in YA feature straight, white, cisgender, neurotypical, and able-bodied characters. As an advocate for diversity in YA… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!// We Need Diverse Romances & Top 8 Diverse YA Couples

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Book Recommendations: If You Liked This Popular YA Book, Try this Diverse One

Most people know by now that I am a big fan of lists. I am also a big fan of diverse books. So, I am combining the two today to write a ‘If you liked this popular YA book, try this diverse one!’ post. I hope this helps you add a lot of already-released, wonderful… Continue reading Book Recommendations: If You Liked This Popular YA Book, Try this Diverse One

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Favorite Diverse Books I Read In 2016

In 2016, I consciously made an effort to read more diversely, and I read some amazing books. So, if you’re in need of diverse recommendations, look no further than this post! Since I’ve already read a lot of diverse books that will release in 2017, I’m keeping this list to only books that came out in either… Continue reading Favorite Diverse Books I Read In 2016

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60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017

There are so many books I’m looking forward to in 2017, and many of them are diverse.  A lot of my followers on here and on Twitter ask me for diverse recommendations, so today’s post is going to be a list of diverse books releasing in 2017! This list of 60 is surprisingly large, and I’m… Continue reading 60 Diverse Books To Look Forward To In 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 ALL TIME Favorite Contemporary Books

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish.  This week’s topic was top ten books in X genre, and I’m choosing to talk bout contemporary books! (Surprising, right?) If you know me as a reader at all, you know: I read a ton of fantasy. It’s my favorite… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 ALL TIME Favorite Contemporary Books