This week, The Broke and the Bookish ask us to put together a list of books that celebrate diversity or have diverse characters. As a black teacher of (mostly) brown students, I’ve followed the We Need Diverse Books campaign to further educate myself about areas of diversity that I’m not already familiar, that way I can pass said information, in the form of book recommendations, on to my students.
Here are ten books I frequently (or will frequently) recommend to my students that celebrate diversity or have diverse characters.
What other books that celebrate diversity or that have diverse characters should I recommend to my students?
What’s on your list of favorite books with diverse characters?
- Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero http://bit.ly/1Gr5Jnt
- How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon http://bit.ly/1FGuvMU
- Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman http://bit.ly/1FW9yUk
- Saga (comic book series) by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
- More than This by Patrick Ness http://bit.ly/pn-this
- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina http://bit.ly/mm-yaqui
- Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor http://bit.ly/no-witch
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli http://bit.ly/1F4QoYR
- Boxers (and Saints) by Gene Luen Yang http://bit.ly/gly-boxers
- Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark http://bit.ly/kec-freakboy