Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was books that celebrate diversity/diverse characters.
I’m not sure that these ten books really “celebrate” diversity as much as they predominately feature non-white characters/poc without making a huge deal about said non-whiteness. Whether in the US or abroad, here are ten novels that at least let readers peak into what it’s like to not be the default standard for protagonists.
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
For the Win by Cory Doctorow
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz