Some people live in cages with bars built from their own fears and doubts. Some people live in cages with bars built from other people’s fears and doubts; their parents, their friends, their brothers and sisters, their families. Some people live in cages with bars built from the choices others made for them, the circumstances other people imposed upon them. And some people break free.
—  C. JoyBell C

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James Dawson, author of Say Her Name (among others), wrote a blog post titled #YouGotDiverseBooks in which he says that there are plenty of diverse books out in the market but people are just not reading them. In his post, Dawson provided a list of books with prominent minority characters. I was going to add Goodreads links and maybe like a few sentences about each book, but it will make this post super long and honestly, I am rather lazy to do that.

You can check the list here (because I’m sure I missed a couple of books while making this post)



* More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera was not on Dawson’s list.

POC Characters:

YA books that discusses feminism:


Mental Health:

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. There are books in here that I’ve read and loved, books that I haven’t heard before until I saw his list (and have added to my TBR) , books that are already on my TBR and books I absolutely hated. It is a rather diverse range of books.

Definitely worth checking out.