Apr 16, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for 2017 Diverse Releases || April Edition

Hi bookworms!

It's time for the April edition of my ultimate guide of 2017 diverse releases! These month has some exciting titles coming out, and I am so excited to share them with you! Also I want you to be prepared for May already because spoiler alert - May is going to sooooo good with new diverse releases!!!

P.S - This list/post is part of DiverseReads2017 - a reading challenge hosted by myself and Shelly at Read Sleep Repeat. There's still time to join! You can sign up here

P.P.S - Since most of these titles are unreleased, this list is based on ARCs I've read, reviews I've checked from trusted sources, and GR descriptions. If by any chance there are any books in this list that is not qualified to be diverse, problematic, or if I've missed any important aspect - such as the title being #ownvoices - feel free to let me know through the comments!

Diverse Books Releasing in April

The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil (1st)
- POC MC/Sri Lankan descent ( cue flailing!!!)
- OzYA/ Based in Australia
- Diverse cast

Night Swimming by Steph Bowe (3rd)
- OzYA
- Lesbian MC
- Diverse Cast ( Best friend is Chinese, Indian/NZ Love Interest)

Get It Together Delilah by Erin Gough (4th)
- Queer MC
- F/F romance
- Sounds so cute!

- Heartbreaking and hilarious
- MC deals with depression
- Tackles teen pregnancy

Speak of Me as I am by Sonia Belasco (4th)
- Black MC
- Deals with grief
- Addresses Homophobia and racism
- Gay character with significant presence and sub plot

Straight Outta Crongton by Alex Wheatle (6th)
- Black MC
- Tackles race, gang violence and dark and real issues
- ownvoices

The State of Grace by Rachel Lucas (6th)
- MC with Asperger's Syndrome
- Great friendship
- Ownvoices

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff (6th)
- Prequel to Maresi
- Diverse Cast/ Six diverse women with POVs
- A same sex relationship and an intersex character
- Feminist read
- Content warning : Rape, Gender violence and really dark

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (11th)
 Jewish MC
- POC and Queer Cast
- Own voices

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski (18th)
- Nerdy and adorkable MCs
- Queer Cast
- Gay and Lesbian Best friends/Titular MCs
- Friendship

The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (18th)
- Pirates ( Bonus : A Pirate Queen), Sea voyages and monsters
- F/F romance

North of Happy by Adi Alsaid (25th)
- POC MC/Latinx MC/ Dual citizen of Mexico and US
- Addresses privilege 
- Grief and self discovery
- #ownvoices

Diverse Side Characters

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (6th)
- Diverse Cast
- Authentic teen portrayal
- Deals with grief

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