The Diverse Books Club
what is the diverse books club?
We are a group of readers dedicated to learning about the world and our fellow humans. We value diversity in all its forms!
OUR ORIGIN STORY
In late summer of 2017, I decided my reading life needed a boost. I was reading a lot, but not reading widely enough. Enter a self-imposed challenge, to read more diverse literature and expand my understanding of the world around me. The DBC was born when I asked if anyone would be interested in joining me and to my surprise, many, many readers expressed a similar desire. As of January 2018, we have over 1k active members on Goodreads, 4k members on Instagram, and a team of 11 readers moderating the many facets of the DBC. Each month, we read a selection of books related to a diverse theme. We also feature author profiles, related resources, and classroom resources for our members on our Goodreads page!
Join us for discussions & more on Goodreads!
Follow along on Instagram @diversebooksclub and on Twitter @diversebookclub.
OUR COMPLETE BOOKLIST
Each month, the DBC reads books related to a diverse theme.
March 2018 - Women in Science
Adult Fiction: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12): Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
Selections coming soon!
January 2018 - Adoption & Fostering
Adult Fiction: Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12): Forever or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter
December 2017 - LGBTQ+ Pride
Adult Fiction: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Young Adult Fiction: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12): George by Alex Gino
November 2017 - Differing Abilities
Adult Fiction: Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Young Adult Fiction: Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12): El Deafo by Cece Bell
October 2017 - Immigrant & Refugee Experiences
Adult Fiction: Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner
Mature Middle Grade (Ages 12+): Refugee by Alan Gratz
Middle Grade (Ages 9-12): Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
September 2017 - African American Experiences in the United States of America
Adult Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Young Adult Fiction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12): Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper
PICTURE BOOK SELECTIONS