Friday, March 31, 2017

Diverse Books Out March 2017

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Hello and welcome to the March round up of Diverse Releases! If you’ve been following this feature since its birth two months ago, you’ll know that Nick from Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist and I do round ups of all the diverse books out that month at the end of it. If we missed an important release, please let us know and if we include something that has problematic rep, please let us know as well! We want this round up to be as accurate as possible while also adding books to people’s TBRs that might have otherwise slipped under the radar!

1. Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs

Release Date: March 1st

Goodreads | Buy

Latinx MC

 

2. You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

Release Date: March 7th

Goodreads | Buy

Deaf, Indian MC who is a graffiti artist

 

3. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Release Date: March 7th

Goodreads | Buy

Filipino author + POC MC

 

4. A Month of Mondays by Joelle Anthony

Release Date: March 7th

Goodreads | Buy

3rd gen Japanese-American MC

 

5. Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

Filipino-American MC. #ownvoices. Diverse cast

 

6. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

Pakistani-American, Muslim MC. #ownvoices.

 

7. The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

Diverse Cast: Japanese-American, First Nations, German-Jewish-American MCs

 

8. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

Bi, Chinese-Australian MC. Disability rep. Queer, disabled author.

 

9. The Heartbeat of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

Multicultural heroine.

 

10. Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

Release Date: March 14th

Goodreads | Buy

MC with Tourette’s Syndrome. #ownvoices.

 

11. Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller

Release Date: March 21st

Goodreads | Buy

Diverse Cast. Queer Author.

 

12.Ahgottahandleonit by Donovan Mixon

Release Date: March 21st

Goodreads | Buy

Black MC. #Ownvoices.

 

13. One Good Thing about America by Ruth Freeman

Release Date: March 21st

Goodreads | Buy

MC is an immigrant from Congo.

 

14. Overturned by Lamar Giles

Release Date: March 28th

Goodreads | Buy

Black author (and I am pretty sure this is #ownvoices but cannot find a review to verify that.)

 

15. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

Release Date: March 28th

Goodreads | Buy

Bangledeshi-American, Muslim MC. #ownvoices.

 

16. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: March 28th

Goodreads | Buy

Indian MC. #ownvoices (author is Filipino-Indian-American)

 

17. Honestly Ben by Ben Kongisberg

Release Date: March 28th

Goodreads | Buy

Gay MC. #ownvoices.

 

18. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Release Date: March 28th

Goodreads | Buy

Biracial, bisexual MC.

 

Books with problematic rep

– The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend. The review and the reviewer’s updates explain better than I ever could but I got similar vibes from the 25 pages I was able to get through before stopping to read something less hurtful. 

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz. From reviews I’ve read, sexual assault was not handled well within the book, there were instances of toxic masculinity and some hurtful language.

Go forth and buy ALL THE BOOKS!! Also, check out my interview with Caleb Roehrig! Don’t forget to return at the end of next month for another roundup. #peaceout.

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