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#YouGotDiverseBooks

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)

Transgender:

LGBTQ+:

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

POC Characters:

YA books that discusses feminism:

Disabilities:

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.

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you can break my soul,
                  take my life away,
                  beat me,
                  hurt me,
                  kill me.

                                        but for the love of god
                                                 don’t touch him.