We Need Diverse Books

In 2014, the book worlds attention was drawn to the fact that there is a lack of diversity in publishing.  Behind the desks, at the bookstore, and in the pages, the make-up of our world is not adequately represented.  To help make our own bookshelves more diverse, here is my list of books that I have reviewed on my blog either written by a person of colour or with main characters of colour.

Abouet, Marguerite

Abraham, Carolyn
The Juggler's Children

Adams, Stacy Hawkins
Coming Home

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
The Thing Around Your Neck


Aguirre, Carmen
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Al-Solaylee, Kamal
Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes

Alexis, André
Fifteen Dogs

Ali, Ayaan Hirsi

Armstrong, Kelley
City of the Lost

Atta, Sefi
A Bit of Difference

Badami, Anita Rau
The Hero's Walk

Baruwa, Yahaya
Struggles of a Dreamer

Basu, Arjun
Waiting For the Man

Beah, Ishmael
Radiance of Tomorrow

Benaron, Naomi
Running The Rift

Benson, Angela, Marilynn Griffith, Tia McCollors
A Million Blessings

Billingsley, ReShonda Tate
Holy Rollers
Sinners and Saints
The Secret She Kept

A Family Affair
Friends and Foes

Blair, Peggy
The Beggar's Opera

The Poisoned Pawn 

Hungry Ghosts

Bowen, Rhonda
Boyden, Joseph

Brice, Carleen
Children of the Waters

Briscoe, Connie

Money Can't Buy Love

Burton, Shana
Flaws and All
Flaw Less

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me

Chin, StaceyAnn

Choa-Johnston, Simon
The House of Wives

Chow, Olivia
My Journey

Cole, Teju
Every Day is for the Thief

Clarke, Austin

Clay, Bryan

Compton-Rock, Malaak
If It Takes A Village, Build One

Deraniyagala, Sonali

Enahoro, Carole
Doing Dangerously Well

Ferguson, Will

Grady, Wayne
Emancipation Day

Hammond, Michelle McKinney

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti
The Outside Circle

Laferrière, Dany

LaFlesh, Teri

Lahiri, Jhumpa
The Lowland

Levy, Andrea
The Long Song

Lewis, John

Lindberg, Tracey

Lomong, Lopez
Running For My Life

Mabanckou, Alain
Broken Glass

Mahal, Zeenat
She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Maharaj, Rabindranath
The Picture of Nobody

Malik, Ayisha
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged

Mam, Somaly
The Road of Lost Innocence

McFadden, Bernice
Gathering of Waters

McKinstry, Carolyn Maull
While The World Watched

McWatt, Tessa
Higher Ed

Mengistu, Dinaw
All Our Names

Oyeyemi, Helen
Boy, Snow, Bird

Ozeki, Ruth

Park, Linda Sue
A Long Walk to Water

Patel, Ayesha
Priya in Heels

Richardson, Jael Ealey

Riley, Lucinda
The Midnight Rose

Rostampour, Maryam and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Saberi, Roxana

Saeed, Aisha
Written in the Stars

Selasi, Taiye
Ghana Must Go

Shepherd, Sherri
Permission Slips

Simpson, Jon Chan

Skloot, Rebecca
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Suzuki, David
The Legacy

Thomas, Jacquelin

Thuy, Kim

Townsend, Jacinda
Saint Monkey

Tubbs, Sharon

Unigwe, Chika

Uppal, Priscila
Cover Before Striking

Venkatesh, Sudhir

Viswanathan, Padma
The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Walton, Nikki

Warren, Tiffany L.
In The Midst of It All

White, D.L.
Brunch at Ruby's

Williams-Garcia, Rita
One Crazy Summer

Woodson, Jacqueline
Brown Girl Dreaming

Everything, Everything

Yousef, Mosab Hassan


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