Amp up your love of #WeNeedDiverseBooks by checking out these great diverse books by diverse authors.
Dia came under my radar with her deliciously psychotic book, A Slice of Cherry, about two charming serial killer sisters.
Robin writes sweet, poignant books about growing up, tough stuff, gay relationships, and gender fluidity.
Malinda is famous for her sharp fantasy, and for being one of the sassy ladies behind #WeNeedDiverseBooks. Her tweets are also always on point.
Rin came on the scene with eerie, atmospheric horror based on real Japanese legend.
I found Marjane recently while looking for new authors, and realized that I recognized her books–from the cool black and white movie! Her memoirs are about her life growing up in Iran.
Jason writes gritty contemporary, most recently The Boy in the Black Suit, which I’m super excited about.
WALTER DEAN MYERS
Walter is ridiculously prolific and highly acclaimed. I’ll never forget his book Monster.
David writes sweet, romantic contemporaries with multifaceted gay characters growing up and finding themselves.
Who are some of your favorite authors with diverse characteristics and diverse backgrounds? I’m looking out for ideas for volume 2!