Hello there! I’m super excited for so many PoC/diverse books that will be released pretty soon this year. I’m super proud of publishers taking the forward step to focus more on diverse main characters (MC) and introducing their wide audiences to a variety of cultures and religions. It’s super important for people to learn more of other cultures and races what with all the hate crimes going on nowadays.
What better way to educate than through books?!
You may or may not have heard about these titles, but either way I am super excited to see them in bookstores and read them.
Here are some titles you should definitely look out for!
1. When Dimple Met Rishi (Sandhya Menon)
I’ve already read an early eARC of this book, and I promise you, you will LOVE Dimple and her amazing personality. Throw in some hilarious Indian-family chaos and you’re in for a treat for this book!
2. Saints and Misfits (S. K. Ali)
A YA novel about a Muslim teen?? LIKE FINALLY! THE WORLD IS SO READY FOR THIS, BELIEVE ME!
Here’s one of the most anticipated titles in YA and I hope it lives up to my expectations! 🙂
3. I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Maurene Goo)
A YA novel written in K-drama fashion? HELL YES, SIGN ME UP PLEASE!
Also, I can’t be the only one missing Goblin.
4. The Gauntlet (Karuna Riazi)
Genre: Middle Grade
MC Race: Arab-American
Date of release: March 28th 2017
(okay so this is the only book that’s released but I can’t help but to highlight this book because of its amazing plot and premise!)
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When you have a Muslim version of Jumanji, you’re bound to get super excited for the action packed into this one. I hope Malaysia sells this soon! This sounds like an amazing read.
5. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Julie C. Dao)
This is the debut book in the Rise of the Empress series.
Oh wow this book! Filled with so many action and drama set in medieval China in the age of emperors, I believe this is going to be super epic.
What are some diverse/PoC books you’re looking forward to reading?