Diversity Reading Challenge check-in

One of my reading resolutions for 2015 was to tackle the Reading Diversity Challenge posted here.

With the year nearly half gone, let’s see how I’ve done with the first 6 categories.

1. A book written by an author of color: several, including Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, by Isabel Quinteros, recommended recently.

2. A book with a person of color on the cover: look at Girl in Reverse, by Barbara Stuber here.

3.  A book about coming out: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli captured Simon’s conflict about going public so well.

4. A book in which the main character or strong supporting character has a disability: in graphic novel of the same name, Nimona is sidekick to a guy gone bad because he lost an arm.

5. A book containing bullying: look again at The Disappearance of Emily H.  by Barrie Summy.

6. Nonfiction or biography about a person of color: beyond the @AudioSYNC free audiobooks that I’ve recommended this summer, none.  I don’t hit biography much on BooksYALove..

All in all, not too bad. In some categories, I’ve read many.

How would you score yourself on this half of the challenge?

wandering around diverse Amsterdam,


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