Diverse Books I want to read!
Here are a few Diverse books that I am really looking forward to reading!! A few are already released but some are yet to be released and I will include when they will be out to buy!
The hate U give by Angie Thomas
This is one that I am most excited about it is set to release tomorrow February 28th, 2017 and I have already pre-ordered this one. Here is what it is about, Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
I am so excited about this book because it is one that brings to light some very important issues among our community. I feel like this book is going to be one that evokes a lot of emotion, this book has already been picked out by fox to be a movie also before it has even been released so that right there tells me this book is going to be a very intense/good read.
The Inexplicable Logic of my life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I have not read a lot of books with gay main characters but really want to branch out and start reading some that do. I think this is a very important topic in society today and I think it's an important thing for young adults to be reading about so that young people in the LGTBQ community can feel like they have books they can relate to and straight young people can understand the thoughts and feeling of other young people who are gay as well.
This book is about...
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
This book was just released this month and it is one that shows what it is like being an immigrant. I am super excited to read this one I think is sounds so good. It's a diverse book that talks about something new and again I couldn't be more excited to read this one
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.
But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This is one I have been seeing all over booktube lately that most everyone is loving! This one brings to light the internal conflict of being in the closet and dealing with coming out to everyone and how it is important for a person to do so on their own terms and not be forced into doing so.
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This on is one I've been wanting to pick up for awhile I bought this book a few months ago and it has been on my tbr since! I am so excited for this one because it is a fantasy novel with an African-American as the main character! I feel like there needs to be more black main characters in fantasy novels and I can't wait to finally pick this one up!
In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at the Cast Iron nightclub in Boston, anything and everything is possible. At night, on stage together, the two best friends, whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, weave magic under the employ of Johnny Dervish, the club’s owner and a notorious gangster. By day, Ada and Corinne use these same skills to con the city’s elite in an attempt to keep the club afloat.
When a “job” goes awry and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes they’re on the precipice of danger. Only Corinne—her partner in crime—can break her out of Haversham Asylum. But once Ada is out, they face betrayal at every turn.
Obviously, I am super excited to get my hands on these books I am trying to branch out of what I normally read and get into some more diverse reads. I think for me its hard to read about gay characters because its hard to relate to how they are feeling because ive never had those struggles, im generally someone who likes to be able to really relate to the character i am reading about but i think it is important to understand why people are the way that they are and to understand the battles others are going through so i think it is important to read stories about these topics!
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