This week’s topic is top 5 diverse characters.
Junior is a Native American living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The story follows his struggles as he attempts to escape rez life.
- Darcy Patel from Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Darcy is a daughter of Indian immigrants. She moves to NYC to publish her debut YA novel and learns a bit about herself along the way.
- Auggie from Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Auggie is a 10-year-old born with a facial deformity. He is enrolled in a normal school for the first time. However, everyone soon realizes that he isn’t really there to learn, but to teach.
- Baback from Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Baback is an Iranian violin prodigy. He is one of the 4 people that have made an impact on Leonard Peacock’s life by playing his violin for Leonard every day during lunch. Is it enough to save Leonard?
- A from Every Day by David Levithan
A is everything – every ethnicity, every gender, every sexuality. A wakes up in a different body every day. When A falls in love, the definitions of personal identity and sexual orientation become complicated.
Who are your favorite diverse characters? Let me know in the comments!