Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Top 10 Wednesday: Books for people who want minorities

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
If I had picked contemporary or fantasy or something more broad, this list would have been miles long. Instead, I picked minorities. Take notice that I did not say diversity. We do need more diverse books, but I personally feel that we have a lot, just not the kind people are demanding for. We have girl warriors, a futuristic world that focuses on a suicide epidemic, and stories that deal with different stories with different characters. If I had said "diverse" books, we would have been here forever as well. Instead, this is for all the minority lovers. Unfortunately, I haven't read nearly enough of them, so these are only the books I have read.

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Has: cerebral palsy 

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Has: deaf protagonist

Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson
Has: mental illness

Has: post-suicidal attempt
Note: I think this is different because unlike other books, it doesn't stop with the trauma. We see her recover, which is not like the other suicide-related books I listed here.

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Has: depression

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Has: suicide

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Has: Hispanic protagonist

Hooked by Liz Fichera
Has: Native American protagonist

45 Pounds by K.A. Barson
Has: plus-size protagonist

What kind of minorities would you like reading about? 


  1. I would be interested in a blind or deaf protagonist! She Is Not Invisible has a blind protagonist and I've heard good things about it, though I have not read it myself.

  2. Great idea, Summer! Most of these I have not read but have heard good things about. I'm a huge fan of The Book of Broken Hearts, so glad to see it on there. :) I think you would like Made You Up very much!