Thursday, January 1, 2015

Diversity on the Shelf Challenge 2015

My Little Pocketbooks

I like to think that I have a reasonable amount of diversity on my bookshelf, and my TBR pile, so I am going to join this challenge, which is hosted by My Little Pocketbooks, and make sure of that. :) I know I already have some books that will work for this challenge, and I will definitely be reading others, both by chance and by design, so I am going to sign up for the Second Shelf level of 7-12 books (you can go up if you read more, so that will be my ultimate goal). As always I will keep track of the books I read for this challenge in this post throughout the year. 

You can sign up here, so please do and then come back and leave me any book recommendations you might have!

1. A Wish After Midnight - Zetta Elliott (Author of color/main character has African and Panamanian heritage)
2. The Merit Birds - Kelley Powell (Story told from multiple points of view, including that of multiple Laotian people)
3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie (Author of color/all characters are of color)
4. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - James Weldon Johnson (Author of color/main character has African heritage/story is about race and class in American society)
5. The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen (Author of color/main characters of color/stories are about race and class in American society)
6. The Ways of White Folks - Langston Hughes (Author of color/main characters of color/stories are about race and class in American society)
7. Native Son - Richard Wright (Author of color/main character of color/book is about race and class in American society)
8. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (Authors of color/book is autobiography of two women of color)
9. My Best Everything - Sarah Tomp (Main character/narrator has Hispanic/Latin heritage)
10. Nobody's Family Is Going to Change - Louise Fitzhugh (Main characters are African-American)
11. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (Author of color/main characters of color/story deals with race and class in the U.S.)
12. The Hero's Walk - Anita Rau Badami (author of color/book set in India with Indian characters)
13. This Is Where it Ends - Marieke Nijkamp (multiple narrators, some with Hispanic heritage)
14. A Personal Matter - Kenzaburo Oe (author of color; all characters are of color)
15. A Free Man of Color - Barbara Hambly (main character African American; most characters have African heritage; story has to do with race and class in American society in 1833 New Orleans)
16. Black No More - George Schuyler (author of color; characters of color; story has to do with race and class in 1930s American society)
17. My Day in Heaven with My Lil' Sister - Quest Delaney (autobiographical memoir by author of color)
18. The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Du Bois (collection of essays about race and class at the beginning of the 20th Century by author of color)
19. In the Company of Wolves: Thinning the Herd - James Michael Larranaga (main character has Native American heritage; several Native American characters)
20. In the Company of Wolves: Follow the Raven - James Michael Larranaga (main character has Native American heritage; several Native American characters)
21. Infants of the Spring - Wallace Thurman (author of color; book is about race and class in American society)
22. The Bookseller of Kabul - ├ůsne Seierstad (book is about Afghan family)
23. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery (one of the main characters is Japanese)
24. The Arabian Nights - translated by Sir Richard F. Burton (all stories take place in the Middle East, China, India, etc.)
25. The Pearl - John Steinbeck (story takes place in Mexico and most characters are native Mexicans)

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the D.O.T.S. reading challenge. Check the January 2015 linky for the first of four giveaways to kick off the reading challenge.
    Thanks for joining us!

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  2. Thanks Alysia, I am looking forward to this challenge!

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