Tuesday 21 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Celebrating Diversity/Diverse Character

Hosted By: The Broke and The Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish, where we list our top ten according to a topic of the week. Check out future topics here. 

Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Character

I'm actually quite ashamed that I can't seem to list 10 books for this topic. I've listed what I can but let me know what else I should read! 

1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green 
It has a number of characters including the one and only "Tiny" - an obese, gay guy who basically stole the show and my heart. (Also, this is one of my favourite books).

True to its title, Chinese Cinderella paints the story of a girl who goes through ups and downs in her life, and despite having heard the story in Primary (Grade) School it's stayed with me until now. 

3. Noughts and Crosses (Nancy Farmer #1) by Malorie Blackman
I highly recommend this novel because I think it really does well in exploring the issues of race and racial discrimination. In Noughts and Crosses though, the roles are reversed which makes for an interesting twist. 

4. The House of The Scorpion (Matteo Alacran #1) by Nancy Farmer
Even though this is more sci-fi based, it does delve into class structure and discrimination against the different "races". 

5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
A very heartwarming and meaningful read.

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