Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week's theme is all about books that celebrate diversity, a topic I'm very excited about! I became very passionate about diversity in literature during my MA, and since then I've tried to read as widely and diversely as possible. It's been wonderful to see so much diversity in the publishing world in recent years, though I think we still have a way to go.
The Ms. Marvel series by G. Willow Wilson and Various Artists: I don't think I'd read anything with a Muslim protagonist before I started reading this series, which frankly I'm ashamed of. This series is so much fun, and I love that Kamala Khan is a Muslim girl in a series that's written by a Muslim lady.
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories ed. by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios: The title pretty much says it all, doesn't it?
Cress by Marissa Meyer: The Lunar Chronicles in general is an incredibly diverse series, something I've talked about on my blog plenty of times before, but I decided to go with Cress because it's the book with the most characters in so far!
Rat Queens, Vol.1: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch: One of the main ladies in this series is a poc, and another is queer. Yay!
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: I recently read this (look out for my review next week!) and the thing that impressed me the most was just how diverse this book is. The main character, Maddy, is mixed race; her father is African American and her mother is Asian American. I've never read a book with a character like her before.
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy: Yay! Body positivity!
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Signal to Noise is one of the best books I've read this year, and it's set entirely in Mexico with an entirely Mexican cast of characters.
Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant: This fun novella has several characters with disabilities; a couple of the characters are in wheelchairs and another is deaf.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters: Sarah Waters is well known for her LGBT* historical fiction, and there's a bit of cross-dressing in this one, too!
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History ed. by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older: This is another short story anthology, made up of speculative historical fiction starring a whole cast of diverse characters.
Which books made your list?