September Diversity on the Shelf Update

I am participating in the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge hosted by Akilah at The Englishist. 

Books by Authors of Color

  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (YA)
  • Lola Levine is Not Mean! By Monica Brown (Early Chapter)
  • President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston (Middle Grade)
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh (YA)
  • Brand-new School, Brave New Ruby by Derrick Barnes (Early Chapter)


White authors, main characters of color:


  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Adult)


Bonus: diverse team:


The Lost Compass by Joel Ross (Middle Grade)

So far, I’m at 24 books by white authors with main characters of color and 41 books by authors of color so far this year – a little behind to meet my goal of 60 by the end of the year.  I had enough books to meet this month’s catch-up goal at home, and just didn’t make it through them all in time!  New goal: diverse middle grade audiobooks, for an upcoming post on audiobooks that could be nominated for a Cybils award !  (link to category description.)

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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