Monday 2 January 2017

Diversity Bingo 2017

This list is a work in progress. and this post is kind of a place holder. I'm putting some time into this list this coming week, so check back later!

Romance with a Trans Main Character
(list of recommendations)

Non-Binary Main Character

Science Fiction/Fantasy with Disabled Main Character
• Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo

Jewish Main Character
• Little & Lion- Brandy Colbert (2017)

Indian Main Character

Displaced Main Character
✓ • Welcome Home anthology

Main Character with Under Represented Body
(list of recommendations)
• The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli (2017)

Neuro-diverse Main Character

Retelling with an LGBTQIA+ Main Character
• Girls Made of Snow and Glass- Melissa Bashardoust (2017)

Bisexual Main Character
(list of recommendations: one | two)
• The Gallery of Unfinished Girls- Lauren Karcz (2017)

Main Character with an Invisible Disability

Main Character with an Anaphylactic Allergy
(list of recommendations)
• Under Rose-Tainted Skies- Louise Gornall

Main Character of Color in Science Fiction/Fantasy
(list of recommendations: one | two | three)
• The Library of Fates- Aditi Khorana (2017)

Latinx Main Character
• The House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros

Free Choice
(list of recommendations)

Non Western (Real World) Setting
(list of recommendations)

Own Voices
• Flying Lessons Anthology

Main Character with Chronic Pain
(list of recommendations)

West Asian Setting
(list of recommendations)

Arab Main Character
(list of recommendations)
• Saints and Misfits - SK Ali

Main Character with a Wheelchair
(list of recommendations)

Book by an Author of Color
(list of recommendations: one | two | three)
• Tiny Pretty Things - Sona Charaipotra + Dhonielle Clayton

Biracial Main Character
(list of recommendations: one | two)
• The Ship Beyond Time - Heidi Heilig (2017)

Pansexual Main Character
(list of recommendations)

Black Main Character
• The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (2017)

Main Character on the Ace Spectrum
• Radio Silence- Alice Oseman (2017)

LGBTQIA+ Main Character of Color
• Wild Beauty- Anna Marie-McLemore (2017)

Visually Impaired Main Character

Book Set in Central America
(list of recommendations)

Contemporary World Arranged Marriage
(list of recommendations)
• When Dimple Met Rishi- Sandhya Menon (2017)

Indigenous Main Character
• The Marrow Thieves- Cheri Dimaline

Diverse Non-Fiction
(list of recommendations)
• Queer, There and Everywhere- Sarah Prager (2017)

Person of Color on the Cover
(list of recommendations: one | two)
• Hidden Figures- Margot Lee Shetterly

d/Deaf Main Character
• El Deafo- Cece Bell

Immigrant/Rufugee Main Character
• American Street- Ibi Zoboi (2017)

Hijabi Main Character

I wanted to provide some of my own recommendations for each category- but belonging to none of these groups myself, that felt unnecessary when I could boost others' voices- so I linked to blog posts and articles from people I trust, or that I found helpful when curating my own list. I apologize if there are books on these lists that you don't feel are respectful representation, or don't list 100% #ownvoices recommendations. I am happy to listen and change my reading choices, as well as the links I have chosen.

There are also a lot of 2017 releases on my list, as a majority of my TBR this year (as seen here) are yet-to-be-published novels. This means a lot of this list has had very few, or in some cases, zero readers. Because of this, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee that these books are respectful representation of the categories I have placed them in, or that they are respectful representation of any other marginalized group(s) that they may contain. Again, I am happy to listen and change my list accordingly.

♥ Lala


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  2. This challenge looks awesome and I think your rec links would be super helpful! I think I'll jump into this challenge late just because it seems awesome and a really good way to expand my horizons.
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