It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week it’s the Top Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters. All book covers from Goodreads. I’m not really sure if these books celebrate diversity, but they do feature diverse people and/or protagonists.
Top Ten Books Celebrating Diversity
1. Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel B. Smith
Neurodiversity: a man and his struggle with anxiety since adolescence.
2. Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
An African-American woman among aliens!
3. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
A study of non-neurotypical individuals.
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Neurodiversity. Also a fantastic title.
5. Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh
Accepting artificial intelligence into human communities!
6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Gender diversity. Also one of my favorite books.
7. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
A Hispanic woman in the 19th century.
8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
9. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
Body diversity taken to an extreme. What does it mean to be a “freak?”
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Women in Afghanistan.
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