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DIVERSE BOOKS MASTERPOST

YA BOOKS

Across the universe by Beth Revis: main character of color. sci-fi. trilogy.

To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han: biracial main character. contemporary. trilogy. 

The lunar chronicles by Marissa Meyer: main and secondary characters of color. sci-fi. 4 (actually 5) books series.

The unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: biracial main character and bisexual secondary character of color. paranormal. trilogy.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: mentally disabled main character. fantasy. 5 book series. 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: physically disabled main characters of color. dystopia. trilogy. 

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan: both racial and sexual diversity. fantasy. 5 books series. (spin-off of Percy Jackson & the Olympians).

Gone by Michael Grant: both racial and sexual diversity. paranormal. 6 books series.

Boy meets boy by David Levithan: sexual diversity. contemporary. standalone. 

Every day by David Levithan: agender and bisexual main character. contemporary. standalone.

Abandon by Meg Cabot: biracial main character. paranormal. trilogy.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: both racial and sexual diversity. contemporary. standalone.

Legend by Marie Lu: disabled main character of color. dystopia. trilogy.

House of night by P.C. and Kristin Cast: main and secondary characters of color and lgbt+ secondary characters. paranormal. 12 books series.

Pretty little liars by Sara Shepard: bisexual main character. contemporary. 16 books series.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio: disabled main character. contemporary. standalone.

An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir: main characters of color. fantasy. trilogy. 

Lies we tell ourselves by Robin Talley: main character of color and lgbt+ main characters. contemporary. standalone.  

Beauty queens by Libba Bray: main characters of color, disabled character and lgbt+ characters. contemporary. standalone. 

The infinite sea by Rick Yancey: main character of color. dystopia & sci-fi. trilogy. (sequel of The 5th wave.)

Vanishing girls by Lauren Oliver: (mentally) disabled main character. contemporary. standalone. 

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: main character of color and plus sized main character. contemporary. standalone.

The Kane chronicles by Rick Riordan: main and secondary characters of color. fantasy. trilogy.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green: sexual diversity. contemporary. standalone. 

The fault in our stars by John Green: disabled main and secondary characters. contemporary. standalone. 

The Bane chronicles by Cassandra Clare: both sexual and racial diversity. paranormal. (“spin-off” of The mortal instruments).


ADULT BOOKS

The dead man’s wife by Solomon Jones: main character of color. thriller. standalone.

The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: sexual diversity. classic. standalone.

Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte: main character of color. classic. standalone. 

To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee: mainly about racism. classic. duology (?).

Size 12 is not fat by Meg Cabot: plus sized main character. mystery. 5 books series.

Heart of Carolina by Alice J. Wisler: main character of color. christian fiction. trilogy.

The Slum by Aluísio Azevedo: both racial and sexual diversity. classic. standalone.

Carmilla by Joseph Le Fanu: sexual diversity. classic. standalone. 

The cuckoo’s calling by J.K. Rowling: physically disabled main character. thriller. on going series.


GRAPHIC NOVELS

Saga: main characters of color and lgbt+ secondary characters. sci-fi.

Hellblazer: bisexual main character. paranormal.