Monday, 8 August 2016

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2016

I'm uber-impressed by how awesome-sauce the discussions about bookish diversity and recommendations for diverse books are all over the bookish nooks and crannies of the interwebs.










So, because I have a tendency to take on enormous tasks (which this time will (hopefully) be beneficial for the bookish community at large,) I decided to put together a link-list of helpful diversity discussion and rec. lists.







Obviously, this list is far from comprehensive (I'm one freaking person!) but with your help, I'm hoping to expand it - I'll keep this list updated until the end of 2016, and will start a new list in 2017 (Just so that it doesn't get too big for me to manage - because anxiety is a b**ch, and I'm already worrying about the size of this task.)

The 2017 list will link to the 2016 list, so you won't miss all the stuff that'll end up in here! (See? Sometimes I'm downright smartical XD )









So what counts? Well, a variety of stuff, but just as an example:
  • Discussion YouTube/Booktube videos
  • Discussion blogposts
  • Lists of authors
  • Lists of diverse books
  • Goodreads lists
  • Articles about diverse books
  • Interviews with diverse authors and/or about diversity in books


Some stuff that DOESN'T count:
  • Book reviews (although link-ups and lists of reviews are acceptable, this isn't a place for individual reviews)
  • Amazon/Goodreads etc. links to individual books
  • Non-bookish stuff
  • Spam












What counts as diversity?

This is a tough one - and everyone will have their own definitions, but just as a rough guide:
  • Person of colour (PoC) authors, protagonists, topics
  • LGBTQ+ authors, protagonists, topics
  • Disabled characters, authors, topics
  • Dealing with themes of mental illness and mental health
  • Religious diversity in books (non-Christian religions) (please no sacred texts or evangelism.)
  • Traveller and Romani topics and peoples
  • Indigenous and native peoples


Doubtless I've missed something out, but just ask if you have a question.









This is a directory - a resource. Pick things that interest you, and check them out, a little at a time. You don't have to check out all of these links.

...Because your brain may very well explode if you try to read all of this at once. Believe me.

This is meant to be somewhere you can come to find out about diverse books - not to become overwhelmed and disengaged; pace yourself! :)

(You may want to bookmark the page so that you can get back to it easily. #JustSaying)











My aim here is to make this a resource where people can enter diversity discussions, and discover diverse books.

I reserve the right to not include, or to remove, links deemed inappropriate, offensive, or overly-negative or aggressive in tone.

I'm aiming for quality, and meaningful discussion, here so if something is incoherent (i.e. so poorly spelt that it's unreadable,) or you wouldn't recommend it to a friend to read/watch/whatever, please don't recommend it here.

I'll try to update the list at least once a month - but please be patient. Remember to check back regularly to see new links.







I am not responsible for the content of external sites. Views don't necessarily reflect my own. I've tried to include a range of views.




(Sorry if there are any mistakes... I've fallen asleep making this list more than once! It's hard work!)







One thing to start:

I would never have had this idea if it weren't for Naz's truly amazing Read Diverse Books blog. If you want to find out more about diverse books, start there. XD







General

All Our Worlds - Diverse Fantastic Fiction - a resource for diverse Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative fiction

The Read Diverse Books Blog - Naz's blog
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books (YouTube Channel)

Disability in Kidlit - website dedicated to representations of disability (inc. mental illness, learning disabilities, and non-neuro-typical people,) in Young Adult and Middle Grade (kids') books; ADDED 20TH OCTOBER

Rich In Color - website dedicated to YA by or about People of Colour (PoC) and Indigenous Peoples; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER







YouTube/BookTube Discussion Videos


General

#Diverseathon: Safe vs. Uncomfortable Choices - excellent video about the choices we make when we read diverse books, and the importance of hearing own voices experience, using two books about Native American peoples as an example; Insert Literary Pun Here; running time - 6.18; ADDED 21ST SEPTEMBER
Bad English Major (aka I Need to Read Diverse Books) - Monica Fumarolo; reasons the BookTuber believes she needs to read more diversely; running time - 4.46
Default: A talk on the lack of diversity in literature | Marsha Niemeijer | TEDxYouth@ISBangkok - discussion of the default image in YA in particular as one of a white, able-bodied, cis-het person; running time - 11.25; ADDED 30TH AUGUST





Indigenous Peoples
(also see People of Colour (PoC))

Native Americans

#Diverseathon: Safe vs. Uncomfortable Choices - excellent video about the choices we make when we read diverse books, and the importance of hearing own voices experience, using two books about Native American peoples as an example; Insert Literary Pun Here; running time - 6.18; ADDED 21ST SEPTEMBER





LGBTQ+

General

LGBTQ+ Representation in Books | Alex Bertie  - Penguin Platform; a guest video on the channel of a major publisher for Pride Month June 2016 about the way LGBTQ+ lives are represented in books; running time - 2.27
The rise of LGBT literature for teens - Newsnight - BBC Newsnight; feature from 2015 on changing attitudes & more acceptance for LGBTQ+ YA fiction - inc. video clips of historical (1980s) homophobia (note: James Dawson is now Juno Dawson;) running time - 6.30





People of Colour (PoC)
(also see Indigenous Peoples)

General

Coloring Books | Ty Allan Jackson | TEDxAlbany - amazing talk on the importance of PoC characters in children's books; running time - 16.36; ADDED 31ST AUGUST
Diversity in YA || It's Terrible and I'm Sick of It - heyitsolive; a discussion of diversity in YA fiction with a focus on racial diversity; running time - 5.36
Lack of Diversity in YA | Discussion - Paige's Pages; a discussion of racial diversity in YA fiction; running time - 12.06





Lists


Disability
(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)




Albinism

Albinism shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for albinism; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



ALS

ALS shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for ALS; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



Alzheimer's Disease (also under Mental Illness/Mental Health)

Alzheimer's shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Alzheimer's Disease; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



Amnesia (also under Mental Illness/Mental Health)

Amnesia shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Amnesia; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER




Amputees

Amputees (arm/hand) shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for books with characters with amputated arms or hands; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER
Amputees (leg/foot) shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for books with characters with amputated legs or feet; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER




Aphasia (also under learning disabilities)

Aphasia shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for aphasia; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER



Asthma

Asthma shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for asthma; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER



Blindness/Visual Impairment

Blind in One Eye Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for blindness in one eye; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER
Blind/Visually Impaired Shelf- Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for blind/visually impaired; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER
Blindness in YA - Goodreads list from user Holly; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER



Brain Injury (also under learning disabilities, and mental health/mental illness)

Brain Injury Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for brain injuiry; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Cancer

Cancer Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for cancer; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER




Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for cardiomyopathy; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Cerebral Palsy/CP

Cerebral Palsy Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for cerebral palsy; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for chronic fatigue; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Chronic Illness

Books for Children with Chronic Illness - Goodreads list from user Diane; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER

Chronic Illness Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for chronic illness; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for chronic pain; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Congenital Insensitivity to Pain/CIP

CIP Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for CIP; ADDED 8th NOVEMBER





Clubfoot

Clubfoot Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for clubfoot; ADDED 8th NOVEMBER





Colon Disorder

Colon Disorder Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for colon disorder; ADDED 8th NOVEMBER




Colour-Blindness

Colour-Blindness Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Colour-Blindness; ADDED 10th NOVEMBER








Conjoined Twins

Conjoined Twins Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Conjoined Twins; ADDED 10th NOVEMBER





Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Crohn's Disease; ADDED 20th NOVEMBER




Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Cystic Fibrosis; ADDED 20th NOVEMBER




Deafness

Deaf (Hard of Hearing) Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Deaf (Hard of Hearing); ADDED 20th NOVEMBER
Deaf (One Ear) Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Deaf (One Ear); ADDED 20th NOVEMBER



Deformity
Deformity Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Deformity; ADDED 9th DECEMBER




Dementia (also under mental illness/mental health)
Dementia Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Dementia; ADDED 9th DECEMBER




General


6 Books About Disability I Really Want To Read - list from Ely @ Tea & Titles; ADDED 20TH OCTOBER
Best Gay Romance With A Character(s) Who Has a Disability - Goodreads list from user Michael; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Books Written by Disabled Authors - Goodreads list from user Aubrey; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
Honor Roll - A list of recommended books from the Disability In Kidlit website, often updated, with options to filter by age-range, genre, disability, and publication year; ADDED 21ST OCTOBER
Seven MG/YA Novels Featuring Disabled Black Protagonists - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 21ST OCTOBER
Seven Non-Contemporary Fantasy YA Novels With Disabled Protagonists - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 8TH NOVEMBER
Stories about Individuals with Disabilities - Goodreads list from user Amy Plaks
Ten Historical MG/YA Novels With Disabled Protagonists - list of kid-friendly historical fiction with disabled protagonists, from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 21ST OCTOBER
Ten YA Novels Featuring Disabled Women of Color as Protagonists - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER







Eastern European (Both Heritage & Nationality)*


General

Best Novels From Eastern Europe - Goodreads list from user Piet Michael; ADDED 31ST AUGUST


Polish

Polish Books Published In English - Goodreads list from user Kinga; ADDED 31ST AUGUST



* 'Cee, why is this here? Eastern Europeans are largely white, yes? There's lots of white people in literature.'

Yes. Yes there are. Eastern Europeans (particularly from outside of Russia)? Not so much.

Also, this is a group of people increasingly facing prejudice and hate crime in the UK. People are being attacked and killed for being Polish and/or Eastern European. So this is my small contribution to a change in attitude.






General

The Ultimate Diverse Books List - Naz @ Read Diverse Books' master-list of lists from 'The Diverse Books Tag;' he collects them all, so I don't have to! ;)

#YouGotDiverseBooks - The amazing Juno Dawson's YA diversity list
9 Publishers Who Promote Diversity And Uplift Writers Of Color - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books
12 Blogs That Promote Diverse Books and Authors - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books
12 Diverse Nonfiction Books That Will Educate and Inspire - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books - ADDED 23RD AUGUST
A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids - a list of picture books etc. with diverse characters from NPR
A Search For Diversity - a growing list of diverse books from Jolien @ The Fictional Reader; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Diverse Books Resource List - List of a bunch of lists (not a dissimilar idea to this, actually) from Ava Jae @ Writability
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction - Goodreads list from user Coolcurry
Diversity in Young Adult and Middle Grade - Goodreads list from user Emilia
Diversity Is Not A Trend – 15 Blogs and Websites Committed To Diversity In Literature Year-Round -  Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books
MG/YA/NA #ownvoices - Goodreads list of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult books written both about & by diverse authors, from user Dahlia
Looking To Diversify Your Reading History? Read These 20 Books To Get Started. - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; '10 Young Adult and 10 Adult Fiction books for those who are genuinely interested in seeking out diverse voices in literature, but don’t know where to start.'
Ultimate List of Diverse Book Lists - mainly kids book lists; list from Thien-Kim @ I'm Not The Nanny; ADDED 8TH SEPTEMBER







Learning Disabilities
(also see Mental Illness/Mental Heath, Non Neuro-Typical/Autistic Spectrum, and Disabilities)
     

ADHD (also under mental illness/mental health)
      
ADHD shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for ADHD; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER


Aphasia (also under disabilities)

Aphasia shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for aphasia; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER



Brain Injury (also under disabilities, and mental health/mental illness)


Brain Injury Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for brain injuiry; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER








LGBTQ+



Asexual


3 on a YA Theme: Asexuality - Bookriot list from Kelly JensEn; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
5 Tips and Tricks To Writing Asexual Characters - Gay YA post; ADDED 24TH OCTOBER
Asexuals In Fiction - Goodreads list from user Tiffany Rose
Books With Asexual Spectrum F/F Romances - Goodreads list from user Quartzen; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER


Bisexual




100 Must-Read Lesbian and Bisexual Women Books - excellent list from Danika Ellis @ Book Riot; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER
15 YAs Celebrating Bisexuality - list from Dahlia Adler @ BNTeenBlog; ADDED 19TH SEPTEMBER

An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians - from Jill Guccini @ After Ellen; also includes books with bisexual female characters; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
Bisexual Authors - Goodreads list from user Sylwia
Bisexual Fiction by Bisexual Authors - Goodreads list from user Verity Ritchie
Fiction about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women of color - Goodreads list from user Melinda; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Kick off Bisexual Awareness Week with 12 2016 YA Books - list from Dahlia Adler @ BNTeenBlog; ADDED 20TH SEPTEMBER
Lesbian & Bi Women with Mental Illness - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary; ADDED 30TH AUGUST



F/F
(lists focussed on female/female romance)


Books With Asexual Spectrum F/F Romances - Goodreads list from user Quartzen; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
F/F in Fantasy - Goodreads list from user Liz for F/F in the fantasy genre; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
F/F YA w/ happy endings - Goodreads list from user Miriasha Borsykowsy; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER



Gay


Best Gay Fiction - Goodreads list from user Charlie
Best Gay Romance With A Character(s) Who Has a Disability - Goodreads list from user Michael; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Ten Gay Characters From African Literature That Everyone Should Know - list from Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Dele Meiji Fatunla @ Whats_On Africa; ADDED 2ND OCTOBER
Young Adult Fiction With Gay/Lesbian Content, 1969 - 2009: A Chronological Bibliography - huge list from Christine A Jenkins; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER




General & Queer


13 Under-the-Radar LGBTQ YA Must-Reads - list from Dahlia Adler @ BNTeenBlog; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
2015 Over the Rainbow List: 78 LGBT for Adult Readers - list from GLBTRT @ ALA @ Over The Rainbow Books; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER
2015 Rainbow Book List - list of LGBTQ+ books for children and teens from GLBTRT @ ALA @ Rainbow Books; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER
2016 Over the Rainbow List: 68 LGBT for Adult Readers - list from GLBTRT @ ALA @ Over The Rainbow Books; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER
2016 Rainbow Book List - list of LGBTQ+ books for children and teens from GLBTRT @ ALA @ Rainbow Books; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER
8 Middle Grade Books with LGBTQ Characters - Casey @ Autostraddle; ADDED 27TH NOVEMBER
Contemporary LGBTQA Books Dealing With Mental Illness - Goodreads list from user T T Kove; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
Fiction about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women of color - Goodreads list from user Melinda; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
In Honor of Orlando: 10 Books That Celebrate Queer Latinx IdentityBlogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books
Indian LGBTQ Books - from My Book Jacket @ Books & Strips; ADDED 9TH DECEMBER
QUILTBAG Compendium - list of LGBTQ+ publishers, book blogs, rec lists, resources, agents/editors, and book recommendations from Dahlia Adler @ Daily Dahlia; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
LGBT in the Middle East - Goodreads list from user Melinda
LGBT Webcomics - Goodreads list from user Potatoe; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER
LGBTQIA+ YA Masterlist - List from GayYA
LGBTQIAP+ Books By and About People who Identify as LGBTQIAP+ - List from Dahlia Adler @ The Daily Dahlia; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
LGBTQI YA Reads of 2016 - Goodreads list from user Petra (Safari Poet) - ADDED 24TH AUGUST
More YA and YA-friendly Books About LGBT Characters of Color - List by Malindo Lo; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
Normal Blood Feelings: 5 Dark (and Sometimes Sexy) Queer Vampire Stories - List of queer female vampire stories by Carolyn @ Autostraddle; ADDED 27TH NOVEMBER
Stonewall Book Awards List - FULL list of LGBTQ+ books (fiction and non-fiction) honoured by Stonewall since 1971
YA Books About LGBT Characters of Color - List by Malindo Lo; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER




Lesbian


100 Must-Read Lesbian and Bisexual Women Books - excellent list from Danika Ellis @ Book Riot; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER
An Alternative School Reading List: Here Is Every YA Novel With Lesbians - from Jill Guccini @ After Ellen; also includes books with bisexual female characters; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
Best Lesbian Graphic Novels - Goodreads list from user AJ
Chicana/Latina Lesbian Books - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary; ADDED 31ST AUGUST
Fiction about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women of color - Goodreads list from user Melinda; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Lesbian & Bi Women with Mental Illness - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary; ADDED 30TH AUGUST
Young Adult Fiction With Gay/Lesbian Content, 1969 - 2009: A Chronological Bibliography - huge list from Christine A Jenkins; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER




M/M (lists focussed on male/male romance)

Best Gay Romance With A Character(s) Who Has a Disability - Goodreads list from user Michael; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
M/M Books Written by Men - Goodreads list from user Nemesis; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER



Transgender


Romance Featuring Trans Characters - Goodreads list from user Megan; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
Trans Books by Trans Authors - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary









Indigenous Peoples
(also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)


Australian Indigenous Peoples/Aborigines

Indigenous OzYA poster 1 - YA by/about indigenous peoples in Australia; Danielle Binks @ LoveOzYA; ADDED 3RD NOVEMBER
Indigenous OzYA poster 2 - YA by/about indigenous peoples in Australia; Danielle Binks @ LoveOzYA; ADDED 3RD NOVEMBER



Canadian Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Book Challenge (10th Edition): Indigenous Writers - A list of recs. from Buried In Print who has decided to read indigenous authors for the Canadian Book Challenge; ADDED 17TH AUG



General

10 Books In 10 Months – Exploring The Works Of Indigenous Writers - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books



Native American Peoples



10 Books by Indigenous Authors You Should Read - a list of 10 books by Native American authors from Emily Temple @ LitHub; ADDED 1ST DECEMBER
2016 Book Releases by Native Americans To Read Before and After the Year Ends - blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 21ST NOVEMBER
Best Native American/First Nations Fiction - Goodreads list from user El
Happy Native American Heritage Month! - a fantastic list of recommended titles from Weezie Wood @ Wheezie's Whimsical Writings; ADDED 2ND NOVEMBER
Native American Children's Literature Recommended Reading - PDF list from First Nations Development Institute; ADDED 11TH NOVEMBER



Native Hawaiians

Guest Post: Why Indigenous Authors of Hawai'i Matter - Guest post on Reading and Gaming for Justice by Jackie; ADDED 24TH NOVEMBER







International/World Lit/Geography-categorised
(not including Europe, US, Canada, Aus & NZ)

(also see Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour (PoC)) 



Africa

Africa Shelf - CBC Diversity's Goodreads shelf for Africa; ADDED 11TH NOVEMBER
Ten Gay Characters From African Literature That Everyone Should Know - list from Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed and Dele Meiji Fatunla @ Whats_On Africa; ADDED 2ND OCTOBER


General

Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists - directory of specific PoC/Multicultural lists of kids' books from Pragmatic Mom



India

Fiction/Non-fiction Books About India That Don't Focus on the British Raj - Goodreads list from user Stephanie; ADDED 7TH SEPTEMBER
Indian LGBTQ Books - from My Book Jacket @ Books & Strips; ADDED 9TH DECEMBER


Japan

Mini-List of the Week: Japanese YA Books by Japanese Authors - Robin Talley/YA Interrobang on Tumblr; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER



Middle East

LGBT in the Middle East - Goodreads list from user Melinda






Mental Illness/Mental Health
(also see Disabilities, Non Neuro-typical/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)

     

Addiction

Addiction shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for books which deal with addiction; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



ADHD (also under learning disabilities)
      
ADHD shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for ADHD; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER






Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for agoraphobia; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



Alzheimer's Disease (also under Disabilities)


Alzheimer's shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Alzheimer's Disease; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER




Amnesia (also under Disabilities)

Amnesia shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Amnesia; ADDED 23RD OCTOBER



Anxiety

Anxiety shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Anxiety Disorder; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Bipolar Disorder; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER
Bipolar Disorder Shelf - Diverse Reads' Goodreads shelf for Bipolar Disorder; ADDED 11TH NOVEMBER



Brain Injury (also under learning disabilities, and disabilities)


Brain Injury Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for brain injuiry; ADDED 7th NOVEMBER



Depression

Six MG/YA Novels Featuring Protagonists With Depression - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr; ADDED 21ST OCTOBER



Dementia (also under disabilities)
Dementia Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads shelf for Dementia; ADDED 9th DECEMBER




General


9 Authors You Can Trust To Be Real About Mental Health - list by Sophie Waters @ Maximumpop! Books; ADDED 9TH NOVEMBER
Contemporary LGBTQA Books Dealing With Mental Illness - Goodreads list from user T T Kove; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
Lesbian & Bi Women with Mental Illness - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary; ADDED 30TH AUGUST
Picture Books About Mental Health - Goodreads list from user marvellings; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER
Shattering Stigma Mental Health Event: Books, Books, Books! - intro to blog event by Inge @ Of Wonderland which includes a list of books which deal with mental health issues - ADDED 15TH AUG
YA Book Recs: Novels that Respect Mental Illness - guest post on Blogs of a Bookaholic by Christine @ Girl in the Pages



OCD

YA About OCD - Goodreads list from user Lauren (Lauren Reads YA); ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER



Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism - Goodreads list from user Meaghan; ADDED 12TH NOVEMBER





Non Neuro-Typical/Autistic Spectrum

(see also Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Illness/Mental Health)

Autism

Autism Shelf - Disability in Kidlit's Goodreads autism shelf; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER







People of Colour (PoC)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World Lit/Geography-categorised)


Asian (All; Ethnicity)

Updated List: 150+ Asian Speculative Fiction Authors (With Links) - list on Carrie Cuinn's site - ADDED 15TH AUG



Asian (East; Ethnicity)

#OwnVoices Spotlight: East Asian Authors; Sarah Strange @ YA Interrobang




Bi-racial, Multi-racial, and Mixed Race

11 Middle Grade Books with Mixed Race Girls - list from Thien-Kim @ I'm Not the Nanny; ADDED 8TH SEPTEMBER



Black and African-American

11 Black Comic Artists You Should Know - Troy Wiggins @ Panels - ADDED 10TH AUG
20 Black Women With Killer Bibliographies - Whitney @ Brown Books and Green Tea - ADDED 11TH AUG
20 Exciting 2016/17 YA Books by Black Women | #DiversityBoost - @ The Book Avid - ADDED 25TH AUGUST
30 Black Comic Book Writers You Should Know - Troy Wiggins @ Panels - ADDED 10TH AUG
African-American Shelf - CBC Diversity's shelf for African-American books on Goodreads; ADDED 11TH NOVEMBER
Best African American Books - Goodreads list from user JG (The Introverted Reader)

Black History Month | An Introduction to Welsh Writers - a list of Black writers with connections to Wales; Durre S Mughal @ Wales Arts Review; ADDED 28TH OCTOBER
Black Women As Heroes And Role Models – A Reading List - Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books

Seven MG/YA Novels Featuring Disabled Black Protagonists - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 21ST OCTOBER
Top 100+ Recommended African-American Children's Books - list from AALBC; ADDED 8TH SEPTEMBER





General


#ReadPoC: List of Books by Authors of Color - goodreads list from user ReadPOCMoD; ADDED 14TH AUG
2016 Reading List: Women of Color - Goodreads list from user Louise Tripp; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Diverse Chapter Books About Growing Up in the South #ReadYourWorld - list of kids' chapter books about PoC growing up in the South of the USA; Thien-Kim @ I'm Not the Nanny; ADDED 9TH SEPTEMBER
Diversity & Nonfiction: Writers of Color as Experts - a list of 6 books by PoC who are experts in their field; Bina @ If You Can Read This
Fantasy YA Lit List - a list of YA fantasy by/about PoC by Jessica @ Rich in Color; ADDED 10TH NOVEMBER
Feminist Books by Women of Color - Goodreads list from user Melissa; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
Fiction about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women of color - Goodreads list from user Melinda; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
More YA and YA-friendly Books About LGBT Characters of Color - List by Malinda Lo; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER
Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists - directory of specific PoC/Multicultural lists of kids' books from Pragmatic Mom

Ten YA Novels Featuring Disabled Women of Color as Protagonists - list from the Disability in Kidlit Tumblr account; ADDED 1ST NOVEMBER
YA Books About LGBT Characters of Color - List by Malinda Lo; ADDED 12TH OCTOBER





Japanese (Ethnicity)


Mini-List of the Week: Japanese YA Books by Japanese Authors - Robin Talley/YA Interrobang on Tumblr; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER



Latino/a/x



18 Upcoming and Recent 2016/17 Books by Latinx Authors: Magical Realism, Diversity, and All the Feels | #DiversityBoost - list from The Bookavid; ADDED 15TH NOVEMBER
20+ Books to Read During AND After Latinx Heritage Month - List of books by Latinx authors from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 16TH SEPTEMBER
Books written by Latinx authors - List of 10 books by Latinx authors; Tumblr post from ¿Cómo Se Dice Nerd? by thisisnotlatinx; ADDED 6TH SEPTEMBER
Chicana/Latina Lesbian Books - Goodreads list from user Danika at The Lesbrary; ADDED 31ST AUGUST
In Honor of Orlando: 10 Books That Celebrate Queer Latinx Identity Blogpost from Naz @ Read Diverse Books
Graphic Novels with Latinx Main Character/s - Blogpost from this site; ADDED 15TH SEPTEMBER
The 'Not New York Times' Summer Reading List - list of books by Latinx authors, from Sabrina Vourvoulias @ Al Día News; ADDED 11TH OCTOBER

The 'Not New York Times' Summer Reading List for TEENS - list of books by Latinx authors, from Sabrina Vourvoulias @ Al Día News; ADDED 11TH OCTOBER






Religious Diversity


Muslims


10 Contemporary Novels By and About Muslims You Should Read - Emily Temple @ LitHub; ADDED 1ST DECEMBER
Muslims Represented in Literature - Goodreads list from user Nuzaifa - Word Contessa
Representing the Muslim American Experience - a discussion of the need for representation of Muslim Americans in books, with a list of recs at the bottom; Laila Alawa @ SLJ
YA Novels with Muslim Characters - list from Zaheerah's site; ADDED 15TH SEPTEMBER





Traveller/Roma


General


Twenty 'Gypsy' Women You Should Be Reading - a list of twenty female authors of Roma or Traveller heritage by Jessica Reidy @ VIDA












Discussion Posts




Disability
(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)


Cerebral Palsy (CP)

The One Word I Hate Reading - discussions of language used casually in books which is offensive to people with CP; Lara @ Another Teen Reader; ADDED 27TH AUGUST



General

Disability and Representation - great post from Dina @ Dinasoaur; ADDED 9TH DECEMBER
Why We Need More Disability in YA - great post from Ely @ Tea & Titles; ADDED 3RD SEPTEMBER




General


5 Diversity Myths Debunked - discussion-list from this site about misconceptions surrounding the diversity movement; ADDED 15TH SEPT
Diversity Isn't A Buzzword - Guest Post by The Pewter Wolf #DiversityMonth - excellent guest discussion post by The Pewter Wolf @ Luna's Little Library; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER
I Can't Even With Librarians Who Don't Read Diverselythe importance of people who work with books reading diversely; Molly Wetta @ Book Riot; ADDED 25TH AUGUST 
Let's Talk About: The Diversity 'Catch-22' - Misrepresentation vs. No Representation - excellent discussion post from CW @ ReadThinkPonder; ADDED 19TH SEPTEMBER

What Does the Term "Diverse" Mean to You? - a discussion of the meaning of diversity by Naz @ Read Diverse Books
Why Do We Need Diverse Books in Non-Diverse Schools? - Guest blogger Taun Wright explains why diverse books benefit all kids on The Open Book
Writing Kitchens [2]: How Can We Write Diversely? - great advice post from Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout; ADDED 19TH SEPTEMBER




Indigenous Peoples



(also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-Categorised)


Native American Peoples



Magic & Marginalization: Et Tu, JK? :( - an expression of disappointment in Pottermore's history of magic in North America; Righting Red

Native People Respond to Rowling - a discussion of the reaction to issues on Pottermore by Native American peoples; inc. link-list of responses from various Native viewpoints; Debbie Reese @ AICL
Quileute Elder on Quileute Stories - a post about the representation of the Quileute people in the Twilight saga by Debbie Reese @ American Indians in Children's Literature; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER






LGBTQ+

Asexual

Talktime #13: My Need For Asexual Characters - Sierra @ The Nerdgirl Review talks the necessity of more asexual characters in fiction; includes swearing, because she was in a v bad mood that day (with reason.)



General

The Critical Evolution of LGBTQ+ Young Adult Literature - a look at the history of YA LGBTQ+ from Michael Waters @ The Establishment




Mental Illness/Mental Health

(also see Non-neurotypical/Autistic Spectrum, Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities.)


Depression

[Guest Post] Depression In Fiction: Why It Hurts More Than It Helps - discussion of the perpetuation of misinformation, generalisations, and stereotypes, when depression is discussed in fiction; Nenia Campbell guest-posting @ Of Wonderland; ADDED 15TH AUG

The “Pills are Evil” Trope - discussion of the negative ways anti-depressants are described in YA novels, and how this adds to the stigma of mental illness; Rhiannon Thomas @ Feminist Fiction

Thoughts on Novels About Depression (TM) - how depictions of depression in novels are often unrealistic, and potentially harmful; Rhiannon Thomas @ Feminist Fiction









Non-neurotypical/Autistic Spectrum
(also see disabilities, mental illness/mental health, and learning disabilities)


Opinion: Five things to keep in mind when writing about autism - Laurie Mawlam @ Vancouver Sun; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER
The Curious Incidence of Autistics In Fiction - Penny Gotch writing at Disability Now; an autistic writer explains the problems with the way autistic people are portrayed in fiction.
Why we need to hear from readers and writers with autism - Corinne Duyvis writing @ The Guardian; ADDED 13TH OCTOBER





People of Colour (PoC)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)



Black



Black Girls Can Be Magical Too - a post on black women in fantasy by E Wist @ Black and Writerly
Searching For Black Princesses - the importance of black princesses for children; blogpost from Thien-Kim @ I'm Not the Nanny; ADDED 8TH SEPTEMBER




General



It Matters If You’re Black or White: The Racism of YA Book Covers - discussion of 'white-washing' and obscuring race on book covers; Annie Schutte @ YALSA Hub
Race in YA Lit: Wake Up & Smell the Coffee-Colored Skin, White Authors! - discussion of race in YA, and how improvements can be made; Sarah Ockler





Religious Diversity


Muslims


Burka's and Books - personal story about experiences of discrimination by a Muslim reader; thepocobookreader
Representing the Muslim American Experience - a discussion of the need for representation of Muslim Americans in books, with a list of recs at the bottom; Laila Alawa @ SLJ






Diverse Authors Spotlights, Bibliographies, Q&As

Alphabetical*

(* Please let me know if I've made a mistake with someone's name! I try my best, but it's not always clear which names are surnames, and I'm really sorry if I've got something wrong.)



B



Bowles, David

Meet David Bowles, author of 'The Smoking Mirror' - Interview from Sabrina Vourvoulias @ Al Dia News; ADDED 11TH OCTOBER


Bradley, Lisa M

Bibliography Spotlight: Lisa M BradleySpotlight from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER


M


Machado, Carmen María

The metafictional, liminal, lyrical ways of writer Carmen María Machado - Interview from Sabrina Vourvoulias @ Al Dia News; ADDED 11TH OCTOBER


Moreno-Garcia, Silvia

Q&A With Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Author of "Certain Dark Things" - Interview from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER


O



Older, Daniel José

Urban Fantasy Steps Up - Q&A with Daniel José Older from Sabrina Vourvoulias @ Al Dia News; ADDED 11TH OCTOBER


Oliva Arriagada, Felipe

Q&A With Chilean Author Felipe Oliva Arriagada - Interview from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER


S

Stone, Lucina

Interview: Lucina Stone, Author of "Santa Muerte" - Interview from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER



T

Tarwater, Tristan J

Bibliography Spotlight - Tristan J. Tarwater - Spotlight from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER




W

Woodson, Jacqueline

Author Spotlight: Jacqueline Woodson - Spotlight @ Rich in Color; ADDED 7TH NOVEMBER




X

Xavier, Emanuel

A Q&A With Poet, Editor, And Activist, Emanuel Xavier - Interview from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH OCTOBER








Advice For Writing Diversity




General


7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make - mistakes to avoid when writing diverse characters; Springhole; ADDED 22ND SEPTEMBER
Writing Kitchens [2]: How Can We Write Diversely? - great advice post from Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout; ADDED 19TH SEPTEMBER





LGBTQ+

Asexual

5 Tips and Tricks To Writing Asexual Characters - Gay YA post; ADDED 24TH OCTOBER






Non-Neurotypical/Autistic Spectrum


Autistic


Opinion: Five things to keep in mind when writing about autism - Laurie Mawlam @ Vancouver Sun; ADDED 20TH NOVEMBER







Stereotypes and Tropes

Not all tropes are bad - far from it, but so many can be used harmfully against marginalised groups.

It's important to learn about tropes and how they affect our perceptions, especially of groups that are all too often stereotyped or dehumanised.





LGBTQ+ Tropes

General and Queer

Homophobia Index - index of Homophobic, Transphobic, etc. tropes from TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Queer as Tropes - List of tropes relating to LGBTQ+ people from TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER






Prejudice Tropes

General

Homophobia Index - index of Homophobic, Transphobic, etc. tropes from TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Prejudice Tropes - tropes related to prejudice and bigotry from TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Unfortunate Implications - tropes which unintentionally cause offense and are therefore still harmful, from TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER






Racial and Ethnic Tropes

General

Race Tropes - list of tropes connected to race @ TV Tropes; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Stereotypes and Tropes Navigation - directory to discussions and guides on stereotypes and tropes @ Writing With Color; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER
Stereotyping Tropes List - list of tropes which stereotype People of Colour (PoC) from Writing With Color; ADDED 13TH NOVEMBER





Let me know of any other links that I can include (particularly in areas with no/less links here!) and I'll get to them when I can :)



(Please be patient! >.<)










5 comments:

  1. This is so great Cee! Thank you for doing this, I'm going to have a blast with all these posts!

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    1. Thank you :) have fun! Let me know if you find anything I can add :)

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  2. I love this list! It's such a great idea and I think everyone should see this.

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    1. Also thanks for the shoutout! :D

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    2. Thanks :) and no problem, it's a great post to add to the list ;) <3 <3

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