Cultural refers to books that depict a place or time and its culture.

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi (Amina al-Sirafi, #1)
Victory City
The Neighbor Favor
Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
A Spell of Good Things
Gone Like Yesterday
Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World
Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears
Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Reshaped America
A First Time for Everything
Love and Let Die: James Bond, The Beatles, and the British Psyche
The Bandit Queens
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
In the Time of Our History
The Direction of the Wind
The Storyteller of Casablanca
The Bandit Queens
Murder in Tuscany (Armstrong and Oscar Cozy Mystery, #1)
The Last Russian Doll
Fresh Water for Flowers
The Spanish Daughter
The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris
The Seamstress of New Orleans
A Feather on the Water
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
Someday, Maybe
A Light in the Window (Margarete's Journey, #1)
Love Marriage
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexieCinder by Marissa MeyerAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzEleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Diversity in Young Adult and Middle Grade
1,796 books — 1,267 voters
Beast by Pepper PaceThe Grunt 1 by Latrivia S. NelsonThe Ballerina & the Fighter by Ursula SinclairThe Space Between by Victoria H. SmithTaken By Moonlight by Violette Dubrinsky
Multicultural New Adult Fiction
290 books — 261 voters

Wings of Ebony by J. ElleCounting Down with You by Tashie BhuiyanThe Gilded Ones by Namina FornaThe Forest of Stolen Girls by June HurThe Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He
2021 YA/MG Books With POC Leads
296 books — 227 voters
Cemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasClap When You Land by Elizabeth AcevedoCinderella Is Dead by Kalynn  BayronLegendborn by Tracy DeonnThese Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
2020 YA/MG Books With POC Leads
296 books — 752 voters

Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerLegend by Marie LuBinti by Nnedi OkoraforThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinMoon Called by Patricia Briggs
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction
1,059 books — 790 voters
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiLove, Hate & Other Filters by Samira AhmedAmerican Panda by Gloria ChaoA Girl Like That by Tanaz BhathenaThe Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
2018 YA/MG Books With POC Leads
247 books — 303 voters

The Kite Runner
Memoirs of a Geisha
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Esperanza Rising
The Joy Luck Club
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Between the World and Me

Naomi Wolf
Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it. ...more
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf
Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shin ...more
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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