Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories:
– a diverse book you have read and enjoyed
– a diverse book on your TBR
– a diverse book that has not yet been released
You can check out Aimal’s announcement post for more information.
Don’t forget to leave a link to your own post in the comments and take some time to check out other people’s posts! 🙂
A diverse book I have read and enjoyed
When we read this back in middle school, I loved it. The main character is a Native American girl – although this isn’t an #ownvoices author.
“If Ulape and my father had come back and laughed, and all the other had come back and laughed, still I would have felt the same way, for animals and birds are like people, too, though they do no talk the same or do the same things. Without them the earth would be an unhappy place.”
A diverse book on my TBR
Can anyone believe I haven’t read this yet? Because I can’t. I feel like this is a must-read for everyone. I need to catch up with my own standards.
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”
A diverse book that has not yet been released
I featured Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor in a previous Diversity Spotlight post and just found out by coincidence that he has a new novel coming out soon.
Expected publication: October 2016.
“Drawing inspiration from science fiction legends like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, Drew Hayden Taylor frames classic science-fiction tropes in an Aboriginal perspective.”
Especially with the recent discussion about the need for more diversity in literature, I think this is a brilliant meme. Let’s broaden our horizons together and read more diversely! If you participate in the meme, leave me a link to your post in the comments or just tell me about some diverse book you have read or want to read 🙂