Diversity on the Shelf- July Update

What? It’s not early August anymore?  I know – I was offline for a couple weeks and am only very slowly getting caught up again. Here’s my update for the Diversity on the Shelf challenge hosted by Akilah at the Englishist.

I read 24 books in July.

5 of these were by authors of color, and all middle grade except as noted:

  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
  • Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus and Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke (somewhere between early chapter and middle grade)
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung


Three more featured main characters of color:

  • Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier (YA)
  • Black Dog Short Stories by Rachel Neumeier (YA)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (adult)

 Bonus: An adorable green-skinned goblin deals with violent prejudice in this picture book from the author of Zita the Space Girl:


  • Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

This puts me at 35 books by authors of color in 2016, and an additional 21 books by white authors with main characters of color. Now to write some reviews!

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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