Tuesday 9 January 2024

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2024

 

Your resource for all things bookish diversity is back! 

Welcome to the 8th (Hell yeah!) Bookish Diversity Link List, 2024.



Given how bad my 2023 was, I'm happy I managed to keep last year's list going. 

I still think there's need for a resource which points to cool and good quality diverse bookish things - even if I sometimes struggle to add as much to it as I'd like.

Looking at the world as a whole, I'd say we def. need to keep championing the marginalised and diverse communities and voices wherever possible. Because garbage fire. 😅




So, here I am, once again, doing my small bit to keep things moving forward. I hope you find it useful.





'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!

*(I've never managed it, but a girl can dream)




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


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)

Sistahs on the Shelf - Black Lesbian book blog



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




First Nations


Living Traditions Writers Group - Canadian blog & website dedicated to an Indigenous writers' group

Theytus Books - Indigenous publishing house, First Nations-owned




General



All Our Worlds - Diverse Fantastic Fiction - a resource for diverse Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative fiction

Bookish Brews - blog from Amanda, focussed on Diverse books, authors, and characters. Decolonize your bookshelf!

Bookish Brews Featured Bookshelf: Recent Book Releases - section of Amanda's Bookish Brews devoted to highlighting recent diverse releases - the books featured change with time

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

Living Traditions Writers Group - Canadian blog & website dedicated to an Indigenous writers' group

Theytus Books - Indigenous publishing house, First Nations-owned



Latinx


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



Lesbian (and Sapphic/WLW)



Sistahs on the Shelf - Black Lesbian book blog

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



LGBTQ+


Casey The Canadian Lesbrarian - book blog with a focus on Canadian Queer lit

Black Lesbian Literary Collective


Sistahs on the Shelf - Black Lesbian book blog

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





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

Sistahs on the Shelf - Black Lesbian book blog

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


Disabled and Neurodivergent Books and Comics out in 2024! - Ongoing list from Heather @ Just Geeking By





Eastern European (Both Heritage & Nationality)*



[Links added soon]



General


[links added soon]



Indigenous Peoples

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




Turtle Island Indigenous People (US and Canada)


AICL's Year In Review for 2023 - review from American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) of books from 2023; includes specific Tribal Nation information for authors of books listed.




International/World Lit/Geography-categorised

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




Asian (ethnicities and nationalities)


8 of The Best Japanese Authors That You’ve Never Heard Of - Book Riot list from Yashvi Peeti




East Asian (ethnicities and nationalities)






Japanese (ethnicity and nationality)




Learning Disabilities

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




[Links added soon]





LGBTQ+




General and/or Queer



12 of the Best Queer Books: 2024 New Releases - List from Susie Dumond @ Book Riot

Empowering LGBTQ+ Self-Improvement and Wellness Books - List from Susie Dumond @ Book Riot

Queer YA from 2023 You Might Have Missed - List from Laura Sackton @ Book Riot

NEW RELEASES: JANUARY 2024 - List from Dahlia Adler @ LGBTQ Reads

The Best and Buzziest LGBTQ Fantasy Books of 2024 (So Far) - List from Danika Ellis @ Book Riot




Lesbian


100 books with lesbian characters for Lesbian Visibility Week - wide-ranging list from the blog of Sapphic author Jae




Non-Binary/NB+



11 of the Best Memoirs by Transgender and Nonbinary Authors - Book Riot list from CJ Connor




Sapphic and/or WLW



10 Sapphic YA Books Feat. Women of Colour for #Pride - list from Lou Morgan

20 Must-Read Sapphic Fantasy Books - List from Danika Ellis @ Book Riot

100 books with lesbian characters for Lesbian Visibility Week - wide-ranging list from the blog of Sapphic author Jae




Transgender/Trans+






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)




General


Disabled and Neurodivergent Books and Comics out in 2024! - Ongoing list from Heather @ Just Geeking By





(Black, Indigenous and) People of Colour ((BI)PoC) 

(UK - Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME))


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





Asian (ethnicities and nationalities)


8 of The Best Japanese Authors That You’ve Never Heard Of - Book Riot list from Yashvi Peeti





AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders)


New YA Books By Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors - Book Riot list from Summer Loomis





East Asian (ethnicities and nationalities)






Black


10 Essential Black Middle Grade Authors To Read Every Month Of The Year - List from Margaret Kingsbury @ Book Riot

100 Essential New Works of Fiction by Black Authors - Goodreads blog list from Cybil




General




Magical BIPOC Reads - Book Riot list from Erica Ezeifedi




Japanese (ethnicity and nationality)








Women of Colour (WoC)








Religious Diversity


[links added soon]






Traveller and 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]




International/World-Lit/Geography-categorised


[links added soon]



LGBTQ+



General/Queer


Just How Much Has LGBTQ+ Representation Grown in Middle Grade In The Last Half Decade? - discussion from Rachel Rosenberg @ Book Riot




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]







(Black, Indigenous and) People of Colour ((BI)PoC) 

(UK - Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME))

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



[Links added soon]



Religious Diversity


[Links added soon]






Advice For Writing Diversity

See also: Stereotypes and Tropes


[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.



[links added soon]







6 comments:

  1. As always, I'll do what I can to help, Cee! (I am also not opposed to you nudging me as a reminder. So many times I read something cool and just completely forget to post it to the spreadsheet lol).

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  2. Good luck with the list, and I'm going to give it a bit of exposure in my next monthly recap!

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  3. I am so happy to find this! I was hoping to do something like it myself when I had the chance, but considering my health that was going to be a long time coming.

    I have a list of Disabled and Neurodivergent books and comics out in 2024 - https://geeking-by.net/disabled-and-neurodivergent-books-comics-2024/, and I'm posting shoutout posts each month.

    I also had a 2023 list and the link can be found in that post if you want to add it to your 2023 list.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much!!!! :)

      Have added your link to the submission form (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15krBR2tEKvWFw3oTjhkjP362JWrAkxaR8m3gKFFpPdk/edit?usp=sharing) and will get to it shortly - feel free to add any more you might have! :)

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