Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Cherish Diversity



This week's theme is strong, as we tally up a list of the top ten books that made us appreciate our rights for equality and cherish what other cultures have to offer. 

10- Wonder by R.J. Palacio

"You can't blend in when you were born to stand out."

Auggie was a child like all the others in his classroom, yet his facial deformity made it difficult for him to be accepted. I loved how it targeted a younger audience, yet was able to reach me as well. 

This really short book tells Junior's coming-of-age story, and discusses the differences between growing up in the Rez and studying at a white school.   

8- Tokyo Fiancee by Amelie Nothomb

The DVD just came out!! Not that I'm suggesting you skip straight to film, because the book has a complete different (and harsher) ending. It's also filled with descriptive details about the Japanese culture, relationships and food. 

7- If you could be Mine by Sara Farizan

A forbidden love between two girls set in Tehran-- this book not only deals with diversity of religion but also carries lots of LGBT themes, when one character decides to get a gender reassessment to be with the one they love.  

6- Half Bad by Sally Green

The fantasy genre can also tackle the subject of diversity in a magical way. Half Bad is a good example. We explore the story of Nathan as he is mistreated by the world due to his evil bloodline. 

5- Boring Girls by Sara Taylor

Diversity in the musical world is explored in Boring Girls, as our MC must learn that being a heavy metal female singer is almost impossible. 

4- The Jewel by Amy Ewing

From rich to poor, money has always been a way to diversify people. The Jewel provides a good example of this, even in a Dystopia setting. 

3- Illegal by Bettina Restrepo

Nora and her mom leave Mexico in the trunk of a van in order to find a lost family member in the US. From the dream of a Quinceanera party to simply dreaming of being accepted, this book also made my list. 

A cute middle-grade story about what children face when growing up in Africa. 

1- Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

A classic book about diversity. Sure, people love you when you are healthy, but will your family hang by your side if you get ill?

What's on your diversity to read list?


  1. Ahh I'm glad to see some international titles! I've read some Amelie Nothomb before so I'll be sure to look out for Tokyo Fiancee when I'm next in the library! Great list :)

    Check out my Top Ten here!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  2. Nice list! I haven't read any of them so now off to be TBR list lol
    My ttt

    1. Hihi... seeing so many new books too this week. Love it!

  3. I'd love to read Metamorphosis one of these days! Happy reading! :)

    1. Thank you. Hope you enjoy it. It's quite short.