This is the fourth and final week of the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge! Today’s post is all about #ownvoices books by and about diverse women.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined in for the past few weeks of this reading challenge! I’ve loved reading everyone’s posts and seeing what you all are reading. Can’t wait to see the posts for this week’s prompt!
For a little background, #ownvoices is used to signify a book in which diverse characters are written by authors of that same identity. Author Corinne Duyvis created it in 2015 and it’s stuck.
Since I have so many books that I want to feature, I’m not going to talk a lot about them all, but feel free to ask me any questions if you’re curious about them!
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
All of the characters are black, written by a black author.
Dreadnought by April Daniels
The main character, Danny, is a trans girl written by a trans woman.
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
The main characters are queer women, written by a queer author.
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
The main character, Leigh, is Taiwanese American, written by a Taiwanese American author.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Cameron Post is a lesbian written by a lesbian.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Tash is asexual written by an asexual author.
The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
The main characters, Molly and Leah, are fat characters written by a fat author.
We Are Okay and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Both these books feature queer Latina women written by a queer Latina author.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean is Korean American, written by a Korean American author.
The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
The main character, Abby, is a queer fat girl, written by a queer fat author.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Eliza has anxiety, written by an author with anxiety.
The Hate U Give and On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Starr and Bri are black, written by a black woman.
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Most of the characters are queer Latina girls, written by a queer Latina author.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
The main character, Mila, is a fat Latina girl, written by a fat Afrolatina author.
Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann
The main character, Alice, is black and biromantic asexual, written by a black biromantic asexual author.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Most of the characters are black, written by a black author.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Characters are queer and Asian-coded, written by a queer Chinese author.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
The main character, Jane, is black, written by a black author.
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
A main character, Natasha, is Jamaican, written by a Jamaican author.
What #ownvoices books have you loved?