Friday, 3 January 2020

The Bookish Diversity Linklist 2020


Let's bring Diversity to the Roaring 20s my dearest nerdlets!


2019's list was a LOT sparser than I wanted.

But I'm uber-pleased that the 'General' section - filled with larger resources devoted to Diversity - is becoming really and truly awesome!

This is the only section that I copy over from linklist to linklist, but I'm still adding stuff to the current year's all the time!

Let's kick the decade off with some positivity!


'The Bookish Diversity Link List' with punk-star background





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





Once again, my (hopefully achievable) aim is to get at least one link for EVERY category - so if you can help out, check out the info. below!


This is a list I started back in 2016 as a resource for those interested in the Diversity Movement and promoting diversity in books.




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 - this is literally hours of work!

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 - broken link or concerning content etc. - just let me know in the comments below






This post is 100% FREE for all, but if you would like to support me, Dora Reads, and the Link List, you can buy me a coffee here.




Previous Link Lists







General


African Nationalities


Black



Lit-erally Black - blog dedicated to books by Black authors

The Brown Bookshelf - blog devoted to African American kids literature (inc. YA)


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

Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books - Absolutely awesome section of Kristen Burns' Metaphors and Moonlight blog, containing lists of books, discussion posts, and resources

Let's Fox About It (Books Section) - Culture & media site founded by the wonderful Ceillie Simkiss

We Need Diverse Books (YouTube Channel)



Indigenous Peoples 


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


Latinx


Latinxs in Kid Lit - blog focussed on Latinx rep in YA, MG, and other kids' books



Lesbian (and Sapphic/WLW)



The Lesbian Review (Book Section) - reviews, top 10s, book club, etc. of F/F books

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


The Lesbian Review (Book Section) - reviews, top 10s, book club, etc. of F/F books

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

The Lesbrary Goodreads Project - Lesbrary Goodreads lists

YA Pride


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) (UK - Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME))


Black Lesbian Literary Collective

Latinxs in Kid Lit - blog focussed on Latinx rep in YA, MG, and other kids' books

Lit-erally Black - blog dedicated to books by Black authors

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

Romance Novels in Color - blog about romance novels featuring People of Colour

The Brown Bookshelf - blog devoted to African American kids literature (inc. YA)

WOCreads - Bina's excellent blog: 'reading & reviewing works by women of color'


Zimbabwean Nationality

Reading Zimbabwe




Lists





Disability


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



General

Books about Lesbians With Physical Disabilities - list at Good Lesbian Books




Eastern European (Both Heritage & Nationality)*


Slavic

50 Must-Reads of Slavic Literature - list by Leah Von Essen @ Book Riot




* '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



[Links added soon]



Indigenous Peoples

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



Canadian Indigenous People/First Nations

5 Incredible Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Writers To Read Right Now - list at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian



International/World Lit/Geography-categorised

(not including Europe, US, Canada, Aus & NZ)
(also see Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour (PoC))




Asian (nationalities and ethnicities)


10 Incredible Chinese Novels in Translation - list from Books and Bao

10 Korean Books coming in 2020 - list from Books and Bao

2020 YA Asian Contemporary Romances - Goodreads list from Ms. Woc Reader

Contemporary Chinese Fiction - Goodreads list from Alisia Barringer




Chinese (nationality and ethnicity)

Contemporary Chinese Fiction - Goodreads list from Alisia Barringer




Korean (nationality and ethnicity)

10 Korean Books coming in 2020 - list from Books and Bao





Learning Disabilities

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




[Links added soon]



LGBTQ+



Aromantic


Happy Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week! - list of books with some resources from Dahlia Adler @ LGBTQReads

40 Bi and Lesbian Comics to Add to Your Pride TBR - list of graphic novels about Sapphic women (esp. Bi and Lesbian) from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Black Bi & Lesbian Book Recommendations for Black History Month and F/F February - amazing intersectional list from Danika @ The Lesbrary




F/F

40 Bi and Lesbian Comics to Add to Your Pride TBR - list of graphic novels about Sapphic women (esp. Bi and Lesbian) from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Black Bi & Lesbian Book Recommendations for Black History Month and F/F February - amazing intersectional list from Danika @ The Lesbrary



General/Queer


10 LGBTQ Webcomics to Read During Pride - list from Alexandra Steinberg @ Comic Book Resources

2020 TBR: Queer Books (Part 1) - list at Anxious Nachos of Queer books due for release in 2020

2020 TBR: Queer Books (Part 2) - list at Anxious Nachos of Queer books due for release in 2020

2020 TBR: Queer Books (Part 3) - list at Anxious Nachos of Queer books due for release in 2020

Black History Month 2020 - book and resource list focussed on Queer books by Black authors @ LGBTQReads

Five Queer Canadian New Adult Books - list at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian

LGBTQIAP+ Black History Month Book List 2020 - list of YA books by Queer Black authors @ YA Pride



Lesbian


40 Bi and Lesbian Comics to Add to Your Pride TBR - list of graphic novels about Sapphic women (esp. Bi and Lesbian) from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Black Bi & Lesbian Book Recommendations for Black History Month and F/F February - amazing intersectional list from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Books about Lesbians With Physical Disabilities - list at Good Lesbian Books



Non-Binary

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters



Panromantic


Books With Pansexual/Panromantic Characters - Goodreads list from user kory



Pansexual


Books With Pansexual/Panromantic Characters - Goodreads list from user kory




Sapphic/WLW

40 Bi and Lesbian Comics to Add to Your Pride TBR - list of graphic novels about Sapphic women (esp. Bi and Lesbian) from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Black Bi & Lesbian Book Recommendations for Black History Month and F/F February - amazing intersectional list from Danika @ The Lesbrary




Two-Spirit


5 Incredible Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Writers To Read Right Now - list at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian



Transgender


5 Incredible Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Writers To Read Right Now - list at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian

6 Transgender Fiction Novels by Trans Writers - Book Riot list by Christina Orlando

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters




Mental Illness/Mental Health

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



[Links added soon]



Non Neuro-Typical/Neuro-diverse/Autistic Spectrum

(see also Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Illness/Mental Health)



[Links added soon]



People of Colour (PoC) (UK - Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME))

(also see Indigenous Peoples and International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised)



Asian (nationalities and ethnicities)

10 Korean Books coming in 2020 - list from Books and Bao

2020 YA Asian Contemporary Romances - Goodreads list from Ms. Woc Reader

Contemporary Chinese Fiction - Goodreads list from Alisia Barringer



Biracial and Multiracial


8 Books That Explore What It Means To Be Biracial - list from Jasmine Harris @ Electric Lit



Black

Black Bi & Lesbian Book Recommendations for Black History Month and F/F February - amazing intersectional list from Danika @ The Lesbrary

Black History Month 2020 - book and resource list focussed on Queer books by Black authors @ LGBTQReads

The ZORA Canon - ZORA's list of the 100 'best' books by African-American women from 1850 through to 2020; informative about each title, and arranged chronologically

Lemonade Syllabus - A Collection of Works Celebrating Black Womanhood. Inspired by Beyonce - Goodreads list from user Debbie transcribing Candice Benbow's orignal list

LGBTQIAP+ Black History Month Book List 2020 - list of YA books by Queer Black authors @ YA Pride



Chinese (nationality and ethnicity)

Contemporary Chinese Fiction - Goodreads list from Alisia Barringer



General


Debut Novels by Women of Color - list from Mocha Girls Read



Korean (nationality and ethnicity)


10 Korean Books coming in 2020 - list from Books and Bao



Women of Colour/BAME Women


Debut Novels by Women of Color - list from Mocha Girls Read

Lemonade Syllabus - A Collection of Works Celebrating Black Womanhood. Inspired by Beyonce - Goodreads list from user Debbie transcribing Candice Benbow's orignal list

The ZORA Canon - ZORA's list of the 100 'best' books by African-American women from 1850 through to 2020; informative about each title, and arranged chronologically




Religious Diversity



Islam/Muslims


WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : 100+ BOOKS BY MUSLIM AUTHORS - List from the amazing Fadwa @ Word Wonders



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+



Non-Binary


Happy (Upcoming) International Non-Binary Day! - List post written before 2019's International Non-Binary Day by Dahlia Adler at LGBTQReads, featuring IDs under the NB umbrella, with extra resources at the end of the post

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters



Transgender


Happy (Upcoming) International Non-Binary Day! - List post written before 2019's International Non-Binary Day by Dahlia Adler at LGBTQReads, featuring IDs under the NB umbrella, with extra resources at the end of the post

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters



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.)


[links added soon]





Advice For Writing Diversity

See also: Stereotypes and Tropes


General

[Links added soon]


LGBTQ+


Non-Binary

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters


Transgender

Reviews of Trans and/or Non-Binary Lit by Trans and/or Non-Binary Reviewers - central linklist for #OwnVoices Trans+ and NB+ reviews at Corey's Book Corner, includes additional resources for exploring Trans/NB+ lit, and writing Trans/NB+ characters



People of Colour (PoC)/Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) People (UK)

7 Casually Racist Things That White Authors Do - Bad writing habits to avoid from Mya Nunnally @ Book Riot


Writing Reviews

[Links added soon]




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.


LGBTQ+


Non-Binary

Trans Tropes That Have Got To Go (As Told By Trans Readers) - discussion of harmful tropes about Trans+/NB+ people compiled by Avery @ The Book Deviant



Transgender

Trans Tropes That Have Got To Go (As Told By Trans Readers) - discussion of harmful tropes about Trans+/NB+ people compiled by Avery @ The Book Deviant



People of Colour (PoC)/Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) People (UK)

7 Casually Racist Things That White Authors Do - Bad writing habits to avoid from Mya Nunnally @ Book Riot








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