Top Five Saturday: Diverse Characters

I actually had a really hard time narrowing this list down to only 5 so I’m actually recommending 6 books with a whole range of diverse characters for today’s prompt.

I’m listing the representation as I remember it – but if I missed anything or mislabeled anything, please let me know and I’ll correct it!

1. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Representation: Lesbian, Bisexual, Dominican, Black, Biracial, Mental Illness

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2. A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Representation: Non-binary (author), Trans (including xe,xis,xem pronouns) Queer (I don’t think sexuality was ever defined on page but there are multiple queer relationships)

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3. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Representation: Trans, Non-binary (author), Latinx, Gay

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4. The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Representation: Bangladeshi, Muslim, Lesbian, Black

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5. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Representation: Asian/Chinese (Author & characters), Queer/Sapphic (I cannot remember if this was every defined on page)

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6. Blanca & Roja by A.M. McLemore

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Representation: Pan, Trans, Queer (some non defined), Non-Binary (author), Latinx inspired (Also own-voices)

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9 thoughts on “Top Five Saturday: Diverse Characters

  1. This is a great list! I loved The Henna Wars and Girls of Paper and Fire. I’ve been interested in reading the Cemetery Boys for a while and I’m glad to see you liked it so much!

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