What does „diverse“ mean? 

There’s no such thing as an official definition of „diverse“ so I’m gonna just put some of my thoughts here what the term „diverse“ means to me.

When I think of „diverse books, diverse characters, etc. pp.“ I always think of a group of people from several different nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, etc. So when I say I want to read more diverse books I want to read books that represent all kinds of different voices.

I really want to focus more on reading books that tell the story of diverse characters. It’s always been very easy for me to relate to fictional characters because I’m white and I’m straight but I want my privilege to be the privilege of everyone. I want everyone, every child, every teenager and every adult to be able to see themselves in the pages of a book no matter where they come from, who they are, what they believe in or who they love.

I want to feature as many diverse books on here as possible, books that tell the story of people who are part of the LGBQTIA community, people of color, people with disabilities, mental illnesses; books that tell the story of ethnic, cultural and religious minorities and books that focus on gender diversity.

I’m gonna link my reviews to all the books down here and will try to explain why I think this book is „diverse“ and should be read by anyone; books that definitely deserve more attention than they actually get.

Feel free to always contact me and recommend me books you’ve read and loved. You can recommend them in the comments down below or simply just write an email or message me on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook or what else.

 

also read: 10 reasons why reading diverse books is so important