Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Celebrate Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)

I LOVE diverse books! I love people, full stop, and I’ve always loved getting to learn about people who were different from me. It keeps my mind open and my heart full. As such, this list is way over ten books. There was no way I could keep it at ten. However, I did try to keep it relatively short (It’s 15 books!) and all relatively recent releases.

Books with LGBTQIA+ themes:

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera I'll Give You the Sun George by Alex Gino Everything Leads to You

Books about mental illnesses:

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia   Paperweight by Meg Haston   Where the Moon Isn't   Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day

Books with religious themes:

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu    The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Books with POC characters:

Ms. Marvel, volume 1   The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh   Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Here are some books that celebrate diversity that I can’t wait to read:

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

I could’ve gone on for days but I’ll stop there. I’m always open to book suggestions. Is there a diverse book you think I should read? Let me know!