Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

#1 Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

The main character in this book is transgender.

#2 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Magnus and Alec. Ship it. Need I say more?

#3 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

This book looks at the discrimination of a people in a bad light. Therefore saying that diversity is a good thing. But I hated this book. So here’s a second number two:

#3.5 The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Because aside from the cancer, there is also a straight relationship. It isn’t a diverse world if everyone is gay, is it?

#4 Boys for Beginners by Lil Chase

This book is about accepting different parts of who you are and not sticking to a stereotype.

#5 Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullay Hunt

This book is all about how different people are intelligent in different ways and are good at different things and are individuals. If that isn’t diversity then I don’t know what is.

#6 Shadow Falls by C.C. Hunter

This book celebrates diversity in that it welcomes into its pages all types of creatures.

#7 I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book explores the topic of it being okay to be different and to be yourself. Also, one of the main characters, Noah, is gay.

#8 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Chimaera and Angel interracial relationships… kind of main focus point.

#9 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Apart from the fact that Dumbledore is non-canon gay, there is also a focus on discrimination based on heritage (think ‘Mudblood’ and Houselves…)

#10 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Cyborg rights people. Especially in the later books.


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