I am gutted. I am livid. And my life is going to change because of this election because I am going to change it. I’ve said and done too little. And I am so insulated by my privilege.
I had the idea several months ago to make a list of my favorite books I’ve read this year and write 3-word descriptions of them. I have that full list so, and maybe I’ll add to it and post it later. For now, and in response to yesterday’s election, here are my favorite diverse books by diverse authors that I’ve read this year. It so happens that all of them are YA books.
I encourage you to buy these and other diverse books to support these and other diverse authors.
In the order I read them…
–On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis — Takeoff. Or stay?
–Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older — Brooklyn art magic.
–The Last Leaves Falling by Fox Benwell — It’s not fair.
–The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — Best Shaharzad ever.
–This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp — Fear. Death. Love.
–Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed — This will hurt.
–The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno — Nothing is lost.
Feel free to list your favorite diverse reads in the comments.