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It's time for diversity! I've been wanting to start my own reading challenge and I've finally done it! Let's ring in 2015 with a reading challenge that celebrates the multicultural reader and challenges the status quo.

This challenge pairs well with almost any other challenge you're participating in; there are multicultural books in every genre. If you're new to reading diverse books, you'll be hooked. If you're an avid consumer of multicultural reads, then this challenge will suit you just fine. There are no complicated rules to this challenge; participate how you want, when you want.

Read at least one book in each of the following categories this year:

  • A book written by an author of color
  • a book with a person of color on the cover
  • a book about coming out
  • a book in which the main character or a strong secondary character has a disability
  • a book containing bullying
  • a non-fiction or biography about someone of diverse background (think: I Am Mahala or brown girl dreaming)
  • a book with an illustrator of color (think: Kadir Nelson)
  • any Walter Dean Myers book
  • a book written by or about someone on the autism spectrum
  • story about a boy soldier or a child growing up in the Middle East
  • a book in which a main character suffers sexual assault
  • a book containing parents of the same sex

Wanna chat about books? Tweet me @pamlovesbooks with #DiversityReadingChallenge, leave a comment here, or leave a link to your #DiversityReadingChallenge page! Let's keep this conversation going.

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