#OwnVoices Rec List by the #WO2016 Group

Tonight the lovely Bethany Morrow and I will be hosting one of the #WO2016 Twitter Chats! We're focusing on Diverse Experiences, specifically on promoting #ownvoices narratives. 


The #Wo2016 group has put together a list of books written by diverse authors, featuring similarly diverse protagonists. This list is composed mostly of new releases and some upcoming titles for YA/NA. Special shout out to Suzanne Von Rooyen and Sarah Ahiers, who suggested a huge number of titles! Also thanks to Dahlia Adler, who provided some new ones via Twitter. 

This list is by no means exhaustive! I've tried to include quite a few #QuietYA books that are great, but not as well known!  

(all of these are linked but for some tech reason above my head, some of the links are black. Why???)

Available – 2015 and Earlier 

Adhler, Dahlia. Under the Lights 

Butler, Octavia. Kindred. 

Duyvis, Corinne. Otherbound. 

Farizan, Sara. If You Could Be Mine. 

Farizan, Sara. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. 

Gaines, Sara. Noble Falling. 

Gaines, Sara. Noble Persuasion. 

Gant, Gene. The Battle for Jericho. 

Gant, Gene. Lucky Linus. 

Griffin, Mary-Beth. Silouette of a Sparrow. 

Haworth, Kelly. Y Negative. 

Hopkinson, Nalo. Brown Girl in the Ring. 

Johnson, Alaya Dawn. The Summer Prince. 

Kennedy, Cody. Slaying Isisdore's Dragons. 

Kessler, Liz. Read Me Like a Book. 

Lee, Stacey. Under a Painted Sky. 

Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy. 

Levithan, David. Two Boys Kissing. 

Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. 

McLemore, Anna-Marie. The Weight of Feathers. 

Moksowitz, Hannah. Not Otherwise Specified. 

Moss, Christopher. Beloved Pilgrim. 

Okorafor, Nnedi. Akata Witch. 

Okorafor, Nnedi. Kabu, Kabu

Okorafor, Nnedi. Binti. 

Penn, Astor. All Devils Here. 

Selvadurai, Shyam. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea. 

Silvera, Adam. More Happy Than Not. 

Talley, Robin.  What We Left Behind. 

Talley, Robin. Lies We Tell Ourselves. 

Von Rooyen, Suzanne. The Other Me.


Upcoming – 2016 Releases!

Chee, Traci. The Reader. 

Chokshi, Roshani. The Star-Touched Queen. 

Coulthurst, Audrey. Of Fire and Stars

Duyvis, Corinne. On the Edge of Gone. 

Ember, Julia. Unicorn Tracks.

Lee, Stacey. Outrun the Moon. 

Morrow, Bethany. The Last Life of Avrilis 

Njkamp, Marieke. This is Where it Ends

Oliver, C.K. Daybreak Rising


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