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The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootAin't I a Woman by Bell Hooks
Books White People Need To Read
367 books — 696 voters
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellCinder by Marissa MeyerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Diversity in Young Adult and Middle Grade
1,071 books — 692 voters

The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniCornered Coyote by Dianne HarmanLife of Pi by Yann MartelThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Best Multicultural General Fiction
288 books — 260 voters
Legend by Marie LuThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. JemisinKindred by Octavia E. ButlerThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonMoon Called by Patricia Briggs
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction
572 books — 250 voters

Kira-Kira by Cynthia KadohataGirl in Translation by Jean KwokAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen YangA Step from Heaven by An NaBorn Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Best Asian-American Teen Fiction
144 books — 222 voters
Beast by Pepper PaceThe Ballerina & the Fighter by Ursula SinclairThe Grunt by Latrivia S. NelsonThe Space Between by Victoria H. SmithTaken By Moonlight by Violette Dubrinsky
Multicultural New Adult Fiction
244 books — 211 voters

Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebePurple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Famished Road by Ben Okri
Books by Nigerian Authors
103 books — 81 voters

Rebels by Accident by Patricia DunnCoraline by Neil GaimanMatilda by Roald DahlAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Books to Expand Your Experience
62 books — 78 voters
Heroika 1 by Janet E. MorrisThe Fish the Fighters and the Song-Girl by Janet E. MorrisThe Sacred Band by Janet E. MorrisThe Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. BorosonThe Butterfly Crest by Eva Vanrell
Mythology Books For The Grown Folks
59 books — 78 voters

Roots by Alex HaleyThe Color of Water by James McBrideCaucasia by Danzy SennaDestined to Witness by Hans J. MassaquoiThe Human Stain by Philip Roth
Mixed Race Readings
115 books — 75 voters
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsMufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John SteptoeNothando's Journey by Jill ManlyWhistle for Willie by Ezra Jack KeatsThe Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
Multicultural Children's Lit
359 books — 72 voters

Dazzled by Darkness by Erica MilesMine Till Midnight by Lisa KleypasSeduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa KleypasKindred by Octavia E. ButlerWhat the Earl Desires by Aliyah Burke
Interracial Historical Romance
151 books — 68 voters
Mystic Tea by Rea Nolan MartinBone Box by Jay AmbergThe Awakening by Melissa A. CravenGhostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti by Olivia WildensteinThe Stonegate Sword by Harry James Fox
International Book Awards 2015
100 books — 46 voters

The Milk of Female Kindness by Kasia JamesCall Me Okaasan by Suzanne KamataThe Blue Jay's Dance by Louise ErdrichHow Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling HopgoodBringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
Multicultural Motherhood
22 books — 19 voters

The Storyteller, Or, the Hakawati by Rabih AlameddineArabian Jazz by Diana Abu-JaberLet Us Not Live in Ignorance by Anastasia AbboudKoolaids by Rabih AlameddineThe Night Counter by Alia Yunis
Arab Americans in Fiction
19 books — 11 voters
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazHunger by Knut HamsunOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynFirst They Killed My Father by Loung UngLike Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A year of reading the world
196 books — 9 voters

Let It Shine by Alyssa ColeAdaptation by Malinda LoThe Linotype Operator by Michael Robert WolfDestined by Allison Kraft
Diverse Genre Romances
4 books — 4 voters
Life of Pi by Yann MartelFalling Leaves by Adeline Yen MahScattered Pearls by Sohila ZanjaniThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenAmerican Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Diverse Voices
48 books — 4 voters

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