Helloooooo, good people of the internet!
Today I’m coming at you with my #DiverseaThon TBR.
#DiverseaThon is a read-a-thon put on by Christina, Monica, Joce, and Whitney in order to spread awareness and discussion about how important it is to have diversity in books. This is something I feel so incredibly passionate about– books saved my life when I was being raised in a very traumatic environment because I saw myself in the characters. Everyone deserves to feel that way and have their voices represented in books!
The #DiverseaThon will be taking place from September 12 to September 19 and doesn’t have any specific rules. For more information, check out the announcement video.
I chose four books from the #Diverseathon recommendation list that I have already owned.
1. Every Day by David Levithan
This book follows a character named A that wakes up in a different body every day. The book was recommended on the #DiverseaThon with the comment: “Discusses gender and non binary people in a new and amazing way.”
3. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This book was recommended with a comment summarizing both the book and why this is a diverse read: “Letter to Coates’ son about being a black man in America.”
4. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
I was a bit confused about the recommendation comment on this one, so I’ve made up my own here! This book is a feminist criticism from Roxanne Gay, a woman of color, discussing intersections of racism and sexism in America.
That’s it for now! Don’t forget to answer the Question of the Day in the comments below. I’d love to know your favorite diverse read!
Until next time,