Diversity Spotlight Thursday was created by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks.
Definitely check out Aimal’s page for the full rundown, but basically you select three books to highlight each week, using this format:
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
A Diverse Book I Have Read and Enjoyed
I love Patrick Ness. I love the plots that he imagines up, but I especially love how he doesn’t shy away from writing a wide variety of people. This isn’t one of my favorite Patrick Ness books, but what does make it special is it’s diversity. I love that.
A Diverse Book That Has Already Been Released, but I Have Not Read
The Queen & the Homo Jock King. I can’t wait to read this. Pushing it back has been completely out of my control, but it’s probably better since I think I’ve overwhelmed you all with my TJ Klune obsession.
However, as far as diverse books go, not only is the main character of this one a Drag Queen but it also has a Bi-Gender character. Cory/Kori was introduced in the third Bear, Otter and The Kid book but she transitioned into the At First Sight series. (If you’re interested in this book, I recommend reading all three Bear, Otter, and The Kid books AND Tell Me It’s Real first.)
A Diverse Book that Has Not Been Released
I just got an ARC of this one, and damn if I’m not super excited!
I’m especially excited to read this, as it’s about an illegal Mexican Immigrant that embarks on a dangerous journey across the border, looking for a fresh start in the US. It’s also about the cousin she finds. There’s more to the story, click the book for the real synopsis.
Doesn’t that sound epic.