I love doing book tags, and this is one I had come across many times. So, Yay to books, and Yay to diversity, lets begin!
This tag was created by Read Diverse Books and the task is to find a book with a specific condition that you’ve either read, or that you want to read.If you can’t find a book, you’ve to look for one through Google, Goodreads etc.
Find a book starring a lesbian character
I am not sure this is entirely fair, as it was not the main character who was the lesbian. I don’t want to name the lesbian character as it would be a bit spoilery, since it it is not revealed till the end. Since I was unsatisfied with this, I decided to look up such books, and I noticed that there were several books starring gay male characters, but very few starring lesbians. I wonder why that’s so. Anyways, I managed to find this.
Blurb-When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.
But that relief doesn’t last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone (as her grandmother might say), and Cam becomes an expert at both.
Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship — one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to ‘fix’ her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self — even if she’s not exactly sure who that is.
Find a book with a Muslim protagonist.
Set in War-torn Afghanistan, Khaled Hosseni’s books, in my opinion are masterpieces.
Find a book set in Latin America
I had to do a google search, and I found this one.
Tom Trelawney was looking for excitement. Now he’s found it. With his eccentric uncle Harvey, he’s travelling to South America on a quest for hidden gold. But Harvey has some dangerous enemies and they want the treasure too. Who will be the first to uncover the secrets of the mysterious island?
Find a book about a person with a disability.
This is a story told through the eyes of Christopher, an autistic teenager who had sought to find out who had killed his neighbor’s dog, and he ends up finding out a lot more.
Find a Sci-Fi or fantasy book with a POC protagonist.
This book has an Arabic/Persian setting, and it was amazing. The protagonist, Shazi was an extremely strong young woman.
Find a book set in, or about any country in Africa.
I had read this a long time ago. It is a set in Nigeria, and revolves around a tribal man dealing with the changes brought to his lifestyle by colonialism.
Find a book set in South Asia.
The Immortals of Meluha series by Amish is based on Indian mythology.
Find a book with a biracial protagonist.
Carter and Sadie Kane from Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan were half white and half African -American.
Find a book starring a transgender character, or about transgender issues.
I had to look this one up.
Blurb-Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
Find a book by a native or indigenous author.
I realize I’m not doing very well, for I had to look it up again. Here it is.
Blurb-Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution.Tayo’s quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions—despair.