Book List

32 Books That Celebrate Diversity

  • FICTION

    YONDER

    JAN. 11, 2022

FICTION

YONDER

by Jabari Asim

A wonder-filled novel about the power of words and stories to bring hope to the most difficult situations. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE VERIFIERS

    FEB. 22, 2022

FICTION

THE VERIFIERS

by Jane Pek

With an inquisitive, clever, and curious narrator, this adventurous mystery is both scary and hilarious. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE RETURN OF FARAZ ALI

    APRIL 5, 2022

  • FICTION

    PROBABLY RUBY

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

PROBABLY RUBY

by Lisa Bird-Wilson

An unsparing exploration of the injustices wrought by misogyny and settler colonialism. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    YOUR NOSTALGIA IS KILLING ME

    APRIL 26, 2022

FICTION

YOUR NOSTALGIA IS KILLING ME

by John Weir

Sharp, elegiac, angry, funny stories with a searing loneliness often just underneath the surface. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LOVE MARRIAGE

    MAY 3, 2022

FICTION

LOVE MARRIAGE

by Monica Ali

A keen look at London life, relationships (especially interracial ones)—and a return to Ali’s most celebrated territory. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE EVENING HERO

    MAY 24, 2022

FICTION

THE EVENING HERO

by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

This story is filled with as much heartache and healing as it is historical significance. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    TAKE UP SPACE

    FEB. 22, 2022

NONFICTION

TAKE UP SPACE

by Editors of New York Magazine with Lisa Miller

A fully immersive, creatively formatted appreciation for an indefatigable politician and people’s champion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    RISE

    MARCH 1, 2022

NONFICTION

RISE

by Jeff Yang & Phil Yu & Philip Wang

A hip, entertaining book, as imaginative in its presentation and stories as the generation it portrays. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    RED PAINT

    MARCH 8, 2022

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

RED PAINT

by Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe

An engaging, poetic, educative examination of the search for home and personal and cultural identity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DIFFERENT

    APRIL 5, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    WE ARE THE MIDDLE OF FOREVER

    APRIL 5, 2022

NONFICTION

WE ARE THE MIDDLE OF FOREVER

edited by Dahr Jamail & Stan Rushworth

A refreshingly unique and incredibly informative collection of vital Indigenous wisdom. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CONSTRUCTING A NERVOUS SYSTEM

    APRIL 12, 2022

NONFICTION

CONSTRUCTING A NERVOUS SYSTEM

by Margo Jefferson

A dynamic, unflinchingly candid examination of the impacts of race and class on culture and the author’s own life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DEAF UTOPIA

    APRIL 19, 2022

NONFICTION

DEAF UTOPIA

by Nyle DiMarco with Robert Siebert

An honest, heartfelt, and thoroughly memorable portrayal of growing up Deaf. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS

    APRIL 19, 2022

NONFICTION

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS

by Tajja Isen

Fresh and intelligent critiques of popular North American ideas about race and gender. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    RIGHT WHERE I LEFT YOU

    MARCH 15, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RIGHT WHERE I LEFT YOU

by Julian Winters

An enthusiastically queer story of friendship, family, and romance and the ways they empower one another. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    HIGH SPIRITS

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • TEEN

    THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET

    MAY 10, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET

by Jen Ferguson

Heart-rending and healing; a winning blend that will leave readers satisfied. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    FLIP THE SCRIPT

    MAY 31, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FLIP THE SCRIPT

by Lyla Lee

A fun and boundary-pushing take on typical K-drama romances. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    GIBBERISH

    MARCH 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

GIBBERISH

by Young Vo ; illustrated by Young Vo

A visually and emotionally immersive immigration story. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A BLUE KIND OF DAY

    APRIL 5, 2022

CHILDREN'S

A BLUE KIND OF DAY

by Rachel Tomlinson ; illustrated by Tori-Jay Mordey

A loving tribute to the power of loved ones’ support during trying times. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MOMMY'S HOMETOWN

    APRIL 12, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    YES WE WILL

    MAY 3, 2022

CHILDREN'S

YES WE WILL

by Kelly Yang

A radiant tribute to groundbreakers to inspire the next generation. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WORLD BELONGED TO US

    MAY 10, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE WORLD BELONGED TO US

by Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by Leo Espinosa

A dream team of talent show and tell a delightful story of summers gone by. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE PRIDE

    MAY 10, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    GOODNIGHT RACISM

    JUNE 14, 2022

CHILDREN'S

GOODNIGHT RACISM

by Ibram X. Kendi ; illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc

An inspiring read to help realize dreams for a better future for all. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    TOMATOES IN MY LUNCHBOX

    JUNE 21, 2022

CHILDREN'S

TOMATOES IN MY LUNCHBOX

by Costantia Manoli ; illustrated by Magdalena Mora

A poetic book about the power of a smile and what it means to find home. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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