Nafiza’s Guide to Reading Diversely in 2016 Part 2

A couple of months earlier (two or three?) I posted a list of titles that, in my opinion, deal with diverse characters and/or are written by POC authors. Here are nine more titles that can be said to do the same.

  1. Aluta by Adwoa Badoe
    This one is set in Ghana and is possibly a cross-over novel that features an 18 year old University student. Comes out from Groundwood Books on September 1st, 2016.
  2. The Story of Hong Gildong – Heo Gyun, translated by Minsoo Kang
    This one is definitely a crossover and deals with the Korean “Robin Hood.” I’m going to review this once I get my hands on a copy. This was published March 15th by Penguin Classics.
  3. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
    Look at the cover and add in magic and badass female characters. I want this one very badly. Out October 11th, 2016 from Amulet Books.
  4. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Corova
    Brujas. Magic. Rich mythology. I can’t wait. Out September 6th from Sourcebooks Fire.
  5. Mission Mumbai: A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets by Mahtab Narsimhan
    Just look at the cover. Out March 29th from Scholastic Press.
  6. Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
    THE COVER! Just WHOA. I want this so bad my hands ache. Out September 13th from Cinco Puntos Press.
  7. The Secret of the Blue Glass by Tomiko Inui, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translation)
    This one is a translation from Pushkin Press and has fantastical elements that sound very intriguing. In bookstores now.
  8. Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung
    A coming of age of a POC kid. Sign me up. Out April 26th from Scholastic.
  9. When the Sea Turned to Silver – Grace Lin
    A fantastic tale inspired by Chinese folklore containing full-colour illustrations? YES PLEASE! Out October 4th by Little Brown Books.


2 responses to “Nafiza’s Guide to Reading Diversely in 2016 Part 2

  1. I got the chance to read Labyrinth Lost as an ARC and it was so good! Also, there’s a bi love triangle! I’m not normally into love triangles, but this was at least different than the same old (also, female love interest!).

  2. YESSS more from Grace Lin! Did you ever read There the Mountain Meets the Moon? The others look great, too. More tbrs!

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