Monday, December 19, 2016

DIVERSITY BINGO 2017 SUGGESTIONS

#DiversityBingo2017 starts on January 1, 2017! The goal is to fill in all the squares for a complete black-out bingo. I've seen a lot of posts asking for recs and I thought I would try to give y'all a little hand up on the categories.



 
Romance with a Trans MC:
- IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
I've removed my rec for Elliot Wake's book due to his anti-blackness. I promise to replace it with a more deserving rec soon.
 
MC with an Underrepresented Body:
- DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy
- THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli (out 4/11/17)
 
MC of Color in SFF:
- AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
 
West Asian Setting:
- ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN by Mahbod Seraji
 
Black MC:
- THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas (out 2/28/17)
- THIS IS HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon
 
Indigenous MC:
- IF I EVER GET OUT OF HERE by Eric Gansworth
- KILLER OF ENEMIES by Joseph Bruchac
 
Non-Binary MC
- SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin
- EVERY DAY by David Levithan
 
Neurodiverse MC:
- MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner
- M IS FOR AUTISM by The Students of Limpsfield Grange School
 
Own Voices Latinx MC:
- HOLLYWOOD WITCH HUNTER by Valerie Tejada
- GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero
 
Arab MC:
- IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL by Firoozeh Dumas
- WHEN THE MOON IS LOW by Nadia Hashimi
 
MC on the Ace Spectrum:
- RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman
- WE AWAKEN by Calista Lynne
 
Diverse Non-fiction:
- FRESH OFF THE BOAT by Eddie Huang
- ALICE + FREDA FOREVER by Alexis Coe
 
SFF with Disabled MC:
- SIX OF CROWS / CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
- THE IRON TRIAL by Holly Black
 
Retelling with LGBT MC:
- ASH by Malinda Lo
- THE DARK WIFE by Sarah Diemer
 
Free Choice:
I highly recommend anything by Louise Erdrich or Thomas King.
 
MC with a Wheelchair:
- PUSH GIRL by Chelsie Hill
 
LGBTQAI+ MC of Color:
 
PoC on the Cover:
- SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel Jose Older
 
Practicing Jewish MC:
- EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer
 
Bisexual MC:
- THE GALLERY OF UNFINISHED GIRLS by Lauren Karcz (out 7/25/17)
 
Non-Western Real World Setting:
- IN ORDER TO LIVE by Yeonmi Park
 
Book by Author of Color:
- THE MARAUDERS' ISLAND by Tristan J. Tarwater
- PURPLE HIBISCUS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Visually Impaired MC:
- BLINDSIDED by Priscilla Cummings
- NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST by Eric Lindstrom
 
D/deaf MC:
- EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
- WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
 
Indian MC:
- WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon (out 5/30/17)
- BORN CONFUSED by Tanju Desai Hidier
 
MC with Invisible Disability:
- DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY by Michelle Krys
- KISSING DOORKNOBS by Tony Spencer Hesser
 
Own Voices:
- BLOOD DRENCHED BEARD by Daniel Galera
- OF FIRE & STARS by Audrey Coulthurst
 
Biracial MC:
- EVERYTHING LEADS TO YOU by Nina LaCour
 
Book Set in Central America
- ASSAULT ON PARADISE by Tatiana Lobo
- THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGS by Sandra Benitez
 
Immigrant or Refugee:
- THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
- THE HOUSE ON MAGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros
 
Displaced MC:
- DISPLACED PERSONS by Ghita Schwarz
 
Anaphylactic Allergy
- THE TIDAL ZONE by Sarah Moss
- DON'T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by Sandra Beasley
 
MC with Chronic Pain:
-THE BODY BROKEN by Lynne Greenberg
- FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
 
Pansexual MC:
- SEVEN WAYS WE LIE by Riley Redgate
- OUT ON GOOD BEHAVIOR by Dahlia Adler
 
Arranged Marriage:
- WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Aisha Saeed
- A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini
 
Hijabi MC:
- DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? by Ronda Abdel-Fattah
- LOVE IN A HEADSCARF by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
 
 
 
And there you have it! This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the wonderful diverse and own voices book available, but it is a nice little springboard if you aren't sure where to get started!
 
Happy reading!
 
 


11 comments:

  1. Have you already read Of Fire And Stars? Do you know if it would fit for the Biracial MC category?

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    1. I haven't read it yet, so I'm not sure!

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    2. I've read the book. There's a bisexual MC but not a biracial one.

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  2. Going to add some of these to my TBR.
    The Girl from the Well is East Asia (Japan) not West Asia, fyi.
    Some of the categories are required to be own voices, but some of your recs aren't.

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    1. Also, I haven't read them yet, but I'm pretty sure neither of the recs under Arab MC actually feature Arab characters. One is about an Iranian American character, who is more likely to be Persian than Arab since that's the largest ethniclinguistic group in Iran, and the author speaks Farsi. The other is set in Afghanistan, where the three largest ethnic groups are Pashtun, Tajik, and Hazara.

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    2. The two books under the Arab MC category were given to me by an Arab American. Once I read them, if I discover they aren't, I'll change them. Thank you for the correction on the Girl From the Well.

      I'm curious as to which categories I don't have at least one own voice author on. As I stated, this is in no way a comprehensive list and I did try my best.

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  3. I love this so much! I want to do it so much but I will be away for half of January, but will keep this post for when I come back! Is the goal to read each book for that day?

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    1. nevermind, I just read the picture as I was trying to save it :)

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  4. Thank you so much for this post! I'm still trying to figure out my TBR for this and it helped me a lot!

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