Diversity on the Shelf November Update

I am participating in the Diversity on the Shelf Challenge hosted by Akilah at The Englishist.  I finished a total of 23 books in November, and started but didn’t finish an additional 9 –ouch!  That’s because of the Cybils Audiobooks, where I have to try but not necessarily finish way more audiobooks than I can actually listen to straight through in the time period.

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Here are the books by authors of color.  I had already read the first two of these in print, and am hoping it counts to reread on audio.

  • When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Rebellion of Thieves by Kekla Magoon
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules and Miguel Benitez

Here are the additional books by white authors with main characters of color:

  • Summer Showers by Kate Hannigan
  • Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick (the boy in the background is actually the POV character.)

 

And for a different type of diversity, a Jewish trans teen speaks out:

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

  • Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

 

This puts me at 29 books by white authors with main characters of color and 55 books by authors of color.  I might reach my goal of 60 by the end of this month!  But maybe I should read a couple extra to make up for the rereads…

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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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2 Responses to Diversity on the Shelf November Update

  1. Akilah says:

    Of course they count! I am excited to read the Lin book. I loved the first one.

    • Katy K. says:

      Thank you, Akilah! And the Lin books are really worth reading in both print and audio – there’s so much in them, and different things stand out in print and audio.

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