Monday, 2 January 2017

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2017

Here it is! My link list of all bookish diverse things for 2017.

So, just like with the original link list, it'll start small and continue to grow throughout the year.





The Bookish Diversity Link List title image




So what counts? Well, a variety of stuff, but just as an example:
  • Discussion blogposts
  • Lists of authors
  • Lists of diverse books
  • Goodreads lists
  • Articles about diverse books
  • Interviews with diverse authors and/or about diversity in books


Some stuff that DOESN'T count:
  • Book reviews (although link-ups and lists of reviews are acceptable, this isn't a place for individual reviews)
  • Amazon/Goodreads etc. links to individual books
  • Non-bookish stuff
  • Spam

For more info, see the 2016 list which has more details, or just ask - I don't bite!






I really do need your help guys - this is literally hours of work, which goes far more smoothly with assistance!



This year you can submit links via this spreadsheet - no spam, please.


I'm not responsible for 3rd party content, or for the books the links recommend. If there's a problem with any link, just let me know in the comments below






This post is FREE for all, but if you would like to support me, DORA, and the Link List, you can buy me a coffee here.







Previous Link Lists







General



Disability

Disability in Kidlit - website dedicated to representations of disability (inc. mental illness, learning disabilities, and non-neuro-typical people,) in Young Adult and Middle Grade (kids') books



General

All Our Worlds - Diverse Fantastic Fiction - a resource for diverse Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative fiction
The Read Diverse Books Blog - Naz's blog
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books (YouTube Channel)



Lesbian

The Lesbrary - blog focussed on lesbian and F/F books



LGBTQ+

The Gay YA
The Lesbrary - blog focussed on lesbian and F/F books



Native Americans

American Indians in Children's Literature - excellent blog run by Debbie Reese looking at representation of Native Americans, especially in children's books



People of Colour (PoCs)

Rich In Color - website dedicated to YA by or about People of Colour (PoCs) and Indigenous Peoples









Lists




Disability(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)



Accessible Books
- also under Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia-friendly picture books - Book Trust list; ADDED 7TH MAY



Cancer

Cancer Awareness Month - Book Trust list of books; ADDED 24TH MARCH
World Cancer Day 2017 - list from Book Trust of YA fiction dealing with cancer



Deaf

Deaf Awareness Week - Book Trust list of kids books; ADDED 7TH MAY



Dementia - also under Mental Illness/Mental Health

Children's books on dementia - Book Trust list; ADDED 12TH MAY



Down's Syndrome - also under Learning Disabilities

Down's Syndrome Awareness Week - Book Trust list of kids books; ADDED 12TH MAY



Eating Disorders - also under Mental Illness/Mental Health

Eating Disorders Awareness Booklist - Book Trust list of YA and MG titles



General

Books to develop understanding of disabilityBook Trust list of kids' books
Books with positive images of disability - Book Trust kidlit list, which includes YA; ADDED 12TH MAY
Casual Inclusion of Disabled Characters - list from Book Trust of kids' books (mainly picture books) which include disabled characters without making it an issue






Eastern European (Both Heritage & Nationality)*



[links added soon]


* 'Cee, why is this here? Eastern Europeans are largely white, yes? There's lots of white people in literature.'

Yes. Yes there are. Eastern Europeans (particularly from outside of Russia)? Not so much.

Also, this is a group of people increasingly facing prejudice and hate crime in the UK. People are being attacked and killed for being Polish and/or Eastern European. So this is my small contribution to a change in attitude.






General



#OwnVoices Middle Grade Fiction - list from LibrarianDest @ King County Library System @ Seattle Public Library
Diversity Bingo 2017 Options - list of diverse books which would count for #DiversityBingo2017 from I Live and Breathe Words; ADDED 4TH JUNE
Give Short Fiction a Chance! - 12 Diverse Short Story Collections And Anthologies That Will Win You Over - Naz @ Read Diverse Books







Indigenous Peoples (also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)


Native Americans

#OwnVoices Representation: Native American Authors - Sarah Strange @ YA Interrobang







International/World Lit/Geography-categorised
(not including Europe, US, Canada, Aus & NZ)

(also see Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour (PoC)) 


Asia (general)

Asian YA: Awesomely Asian 2017 YA/MG Books - list from Airy Reads; ADDED 4TH JUNE Books With LGBTQIA Asian Protagonists - #ReadDiverse2017 - list from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 4TH JUNE


Africa

Books set in Africa - Book Trust list; ADDED 23RD APRIL


India

An Indian Summer? - Book Trust #ownvoices list of Indian books; ADDED 24TH MARCH
Books about India - Book Trust list; ADDED 23RD APRIL


South America

South American stories - Book Trust #ownvoices list; ADDED 17TH APRIL


South Asia

#OwnVoices Spotlight: South Asian Authors - list by Sarah Strange @ YA Interrobang






Learning Disabilities (also see Mental Illness/Mental Heath, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Disabilities)


Accessible Books - also under Disabilities

Dyslexia-friendly picture books - Book Trust list; ADDED 7TH MAY



Down's Syndrome - also under Disabilities

Down's Syndrome Awareness Week - Book Trust list of kids books; ADDED 12TH MAY







LGBTQ+



Aromantic

The Aromantic and Asexual Speculative Fiction Database - huge resource from Claudie Arsenault; ADDED 24TH MARCH



Asexual

The Aromantic and Asexual Speculative Fiction Database - huge resource from Claudie Arsenault; ADDED 24TH MARCH



F/F (book lists focussing on female same-sex romance)

20 Upcoming 2017 YA Books About Girls Who Like Girls: 70s Feels, Jewish Teens, and Performing Mermaids | #DiversityBoost - The Book Avid
9 Lesbian Romance Audiobooks To Warm Your Heart On Chilly Nights - Casey @ Autostraddle
Manga Hype: Ladies Loving Ladies Edition - list of f/f manga from Megan Cavitt @ Book Riot



General & Queer

8 Queer High Fantasy Books For Your Epic Sword-Wielding Needs - focuses on queer women; Casey @ Autostraddle
Books With LGBTQIA Asian Protagonists - #ReadDiverse2017 - list from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 4TH JUNE
Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading For Black History Month - Casey The Canadian Lesbrarian; ADDED 8TH JULY
Out and About - LGBTQ Books For Teens - list from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library


Lesbian

9 Lesbian Romance Audiobooks To Warm Your Heart On Chilly Nights - Casey @ Autostraddle
10 Works of Black Lesbian Short Fiction - list from Bina @ WoCReads; ADDED 8TH JULY


Non-Binary

Reviews of trans and/or non-binary lit by trans and/or non-binary reviewers - directory of trans and/or non-binary people's reviews of literature that depict these genders, compiled by xanwest; ADDED 22ND MAY



Pansexual

Diversity Recs: Pansexual Characters - list from Two Book Thieves; ADDED 4TH JUNE



Transgender

6 Excellent Books by Trans Authors Available as Audiobooks - Casey Stepaniuk @ Book Riot
Reviews of trans and/or non-binary lit by trans and/or non-binary reviewers - directory of trans and/or non-binary people's reviews of literature that depict these genders, compiled by xanwest; ADDED 22ND MAY
Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know - list from Casey the Lesbrarian; ADDED 22ND MAY



Transgender Women

Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know - list from Casey the Lesbrarian; ADDED 22ND MAY






Mental Illness/Mental Health(also see Disabilities, Non Neuro-typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)


Dementia - also under Disabilities

Children's books on dementia - Book Trust list; ADDED 12TH MAY



Depression

Books about depression - Book Trust



Eating Disorders - also under disability

Eating Disorders Awareness Booklist - Book Trust list of YA and MG titles



General

Books to Support Understanding of Mental Health - Book Trust list of YA titles related to mental health







Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum
(see also Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Illness/Mental Health)



Asperger's Syndrome and Autism - list from Book Trust of YA titles







People of Colour (PoC)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)


Asian (ethnicity)


Asian YA: Awesomely Asian 2017 YA/MG Books - list from Airy Reads; ADDED 4TH JUNE Books With LGBTQIA Asian Protagonists - #ReadDiverse2017 - list from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 4TH JUNE



Black/African-American


10 Poetry Collections by Black Women #BlackHistoryMonth - list from Bina @ WoCReads; ADDED 6TH JULY
10 Works of Black Lesbian Short Fiction - list from Bina @ WoCReads; ADDED 8TH JULY
100 Best Children's Books for African American History Month - Karina Glaser @ Book Riot; ADDED 8TH JULY
2016 MG & YA Titles by African Americans - Kids' and Teens' books; Zetta Elliott
African American Historical Fiction For Teens - Jefferson-Madison Regional Library list
African American Historical Fiction For Teens [PDF] - PDF printable file of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library list
Black History Month - Book Trust list of #ownvoices black fiction; ADDED 24TH MARCH
Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading For Black History Month - Casey The Canadian Lesbrarian; ADDED 8TH JULY



General


11 Romance Authors of Color You Should Be Reading - list from Jessica Pryde @ Women Write About Comics; ADDED 13TH JULY
Read Harder 2017: Books Featuring PoVs from People of Color - list from Angel Cruz @ Book Riot;ADDED 9TH JUNE



Indian (ethnicity)


An Indian Summer? - Book Trust #ownvoices list of Indian books; ADDED 24TH MARCH



Latinx


8 Great Latino Books Published in 2016 - list from Rigoberto González @ NBC News
South American stories - Book Trust #ownvoices list; ADDED 17TH APRIL






Religious Diversity


Muslims


#OwnVoices Muslim Books to Read in 2017 - list from Angel Cruz @ Book Riot; ADDED 13TH JULY
The Big End of the Year Book List: Islamic Fiction Edition - list written at the end of 2016 by Umm Juwayriyah






Traveller/Roma


[links added soon]







Discussion Posts


Disability
(also see Mental Illness/Mental Health, Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-Diverse/Autistic Spectrum, and Learning Disabilities)




[links added soon]




General


[links added soon]



Indigenous Peoples

(also see People of Colour (PoC) and International/World-Lit/Geography-Categorised)




[links added soon]




LGBTQ+


[links added soon]




Mental Illness/Mental Health
(also see Non-neurotypical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum, Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities.)




[links added soon]






Non-neurotypical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum
(also see disabilities, mental illness/mental health, and learning disabilities)



[links added soon]





People of Colour (PoC)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)



[links added soon]



Religious Diversity


[links added soon]







Diverse Authors Spotlights, Bibliographies, Q&As

Alphabetical*

(* Please let me know if I've made a mistake with someone's name! I try my best, but it's not always clear which names are surnames, and I'm really sorry if I've got something wrong.)


B

Blackman, Malorie

Top 10 books by Malorie Blackman - Book Trust list of books; ADDED 20TH MAY


D

Duffy, Carol Ann

Carol Ann Duffy - Book Trust list of books; ADDED 23RD APRIL


S


Shaabneh, Nevien

A Q&A With Nevien Shaabneh, Author of "Secrets Under the Olive Tree" - from Naz @ Read Diverse Books; ADDED 9TH JUNE







Advice For Writing Diversity




Writing Diverse Side-Characters

Writing, Tonto & The Wise-Cracking Minority Sidekick Who Is The First To Die - post by author Cynthia Leitich Smith; ADDED 14TH JULY


Writing Native American Characters and/or Culture

Indian 101 for Writers, Part Four: Aargh!excellent advice on avoiding stereotypes from Alison DeLuca and Kara Stewart; ADDED 21ST JULY
Indian 101 for Writers, Part Two: Know Whereof You Speak (aka Don't Make It Up or Rely on What You *Think* You Know) - excellent advice from Alison DeLuca and Kara Stewart; ADDED 21ST JULY



Stereotypes and Tropes


Not all tropes are bad - far from it, but so many can be used harmfully against marginalised groups.

It's important to learn about tropes and how they affect our perceptions, especially of groups that are all too often stereotyped or dehumanised.



Avoiding Stereotypes


Indian 101 for Writers, Part Four: Aargh!excellent advice on avoiding stereotypes from Alison DeLuca and Kara Stewart; ADDED 21ST JULY
Writing, Tonto & The Wise-Cracking Minority Sidekick Who Is The First To Die - post by author Cynthia Leitich Smith; ADDED 14TH JULY



Native American Stereotypes


Indian 101 for Writers, Part Four: Aargh!excellent advice on avoiding stereotypes from Alison DeLuca and Kara Stewart; ADDED 21ST JULY









6 comments:

  1. YAY FOR THIS LIST!! Definitely a big help :)

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  2. Still working on this, but I really like what I see so far! Link collections like this are sure to benefit a lot of people ^.^

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    1. Thanks. :)

      Hopefully it'll grow well throughout the year

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  3. Wow, great list!
    Keep up the good work :)

    Dinh @ Arlene's Book Club

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    1. Thank you! Remember to keep checking back, and if you come across any links, please submit them on the Google doc! :)

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