Saturday, March 11, 2017

Diverse March Releases

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - 2017 is an absolutely fantastic year for diverse releases. I had planned on talking about diverse releases in March, April, and May, but I soon realised that there were way too many important books that I would miss out!

Here are just a couple that I am personally excited about (and you should be too!)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: #ownvoices black woman, inspired by Black Lives Matter (released Feb 28th, but I had to have it on here)

Stranger than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer: #ownvoices gay MC, trans MC, POC MC

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco: Middle Eastern/Asian fantasy

Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen: MC with prosthetic arm, MC with anxiety


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz: LGBT+

The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachio: Latinx MC

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig: #ownvoice mixed race MC, #ownvoice bipolar character (sequel to The Girl from Everywhere)

You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner: deaf MC, Indian MC, LGBT+

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton: based on Middle Eastern mythology (sequel to Rebel of the Sands)

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg: LGBT+ MC (sequel to Openly Straight)

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See: Akha ethnic-minority MC

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: POC MCs

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik: autistic character, LGBT+ MC

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi: #ownvoice POC MC (sequel to The Star-Touched Queen)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman: bisexual MC, biracial MC, demi character

White Tears by Hari Kunzru: this one is being difficult! It definitely talks about white privilege and forgotten black blues singers

Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly: deaf MC

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace: mental health rep

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi: #ownvoice POCs, hijabi Bangladeshi MC

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde: #ownvoices bisexual MC, #ownvoices anxiety rep, autistic MC, biracial MC

Amina's Voice by Hena Khan: Pakistani-American MC, #ownvoice Muslim MC

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry: MC with Tourettes

Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows: #ownvoice bi characters

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner: anxiety and panic attack representation

Aaaaaand that's all for today! I'm sure I've missed out loads of fantastic diverse books being released in March - if you know of any more, or have any further information about any of these books, leave a comment! I want to read them all!

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