2018 Diversity Reading Challenge Update


This year I’m participating in the Diversity Reading Challenge hosted by Pam at an Unconventional Librarian.  It’s a really great way to help me make sure my reading is well-rounded!  Here’s what I’ve read so far this year:

  1. Written by or about a person of Hispanic origin:
  • Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older
  • Stella Díaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
  • A Dash of Trouble. Love Sugar Magic #1 by Anna Meriano
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  1. A book in which a character suffers from a mental illness:realfriends
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham (anxiety disorder)
  1. A book written by or about someone on the spectrum:
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Thom Rivera
  • Watchdog by Will McIntosh
  1. A book with an African-American young woman as the main character:
  • Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson
  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
  1. A book containing an Asian main character
  • Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth by Debbi Michiko Florence
  • Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
  1. A book with an illustrator of colorcrownodefreshcut
  • Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
  1. A book with an LGBT main character
  • Spinning by Tillie Walden
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, read by Christian Coulson
  1. A graphic novel
  • Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
  • The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
  1. A book with a Muslim main character
  2. A book written by or for African-American young men
  • Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James
  • Juba! by Walter Dean Myers (ok, I just started this today.)
  1. A book in which the author or narrator has a physical disability
  2. A book about children during the Holocaust.dollmakerofkrakow
  • The Dollmaker of Krakow by M. Romero

I’ve just put the latest Schneider Family Award winners on hold, so I’ll get the disability voice covered, and I can check out Amina’s Voice, which I’ve been wanting to read for a while now, for the Muslim narrator.  But the real challenge for me this year seems to be writing 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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