I was a little surprised when #WeNeedDiverseBooks became such a cause celebre. Pleasantly surprised, but I've been trying for a year and a half to find diverse books and publicize them, but it's been hard to find both the books and people reviewing them.
Initially, I had a World Wednesday theme and round up going, but have since changed it to #WeNeedDiverseBooksWednesday. Of course, this is also the theme of Mother Reader's 48 Hour Book Challenge this year.
Reading about other cultures is something I have always loved, so there have been a lot of books that I could recommend. Here are some that I found especially interesting:
Agosin, Marjorie. I Lived on Butterfly Hill. (Chilean)
Cervantes, Angela. Gaby, Lost and Found. (Honduran American)
Daswani, Kavita. Lovetorn (Indian-Americans)
Freedman, Paula J. My Basmati Bat Mitzvah (Indian-Americans/Jewish)
Giles, Lamar. Fake I.D. (African American)
Hobbs, Will. Never Say Die (Inuit)
Patterson, Valerie O. Operation Oleander (Afghanistan)
Peacock, Carol Antoinette. Red Thread Sisters.(Chinese girls adopted in US)
Spencer, Octavia. The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit (African American/ Latino)
Woods, Brenda. The Blossoming of Violet Diamond. (African American)
Zia, Farhana. The Garden of My Imaan (Muslim Americans)
There are lots more, but that's some to get you started with a pile of things to get you started for the 48 Hour Book Challenge.