YA Diversity Book Club


YA Diversity Book Club

In the YA Diversity Book Club we chat about the latest YA books that celebrate diversity. Our book club includes Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks,  and Kristan @ We Heart YA. Each month we’ll focus on one book with a book review (our discussion chat) and an author Q&A plus some fun bonus features.

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Here’s our book club’s reading list – we’d love you to read along and join the discussion!

the star-touched queen

May 2016: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – Discussion * Author Q&AAudiobook Feature

fifteen lanes

April 2016: Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw Discussion * Author Q&AHuman Trafficking: Further Reading

in real life

March 2016 – In Real Life by Jessica LoveDiscussion * Author Q&A * “Feature: Las Vegas IN REAL LIFE

the girl from everywhere

February 2016 – The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – Discussion * Author Q&A *  “Love the One You’re With” Friends to Lovers Feature

if i was your girl

January 2016 – Most Anticipated Titles of 2016 –  The Reading Date * Teen Lit Rocks * We Heart YA

delicate monsters

December 2015 – Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn – Discussion * Author Q&A * Further Reading (& Giveaway)

carry on

November 2015 – Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Discussion * 5 Things to Know about Rainbow Rowell * Keep Calm and Listen On (Audiobook Review)

don't fail me now

October 2015 – Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche – Discussion * Author Q&A * A Tale of Two Families (With One Father in Common)

the weight of feathers

September 2015 – The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore – Discussion * Author Q&A * Further Reading: Diverse Fantasy and Latin Heritage Month Recs

everything, everythingAugust 2015 – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – Discussion * Author Q&A * Hapa Characters in YAEverything to Read After Everything, Everything

July 2015 – YADBC 1-Year Anniversary – Lessons from a Year of Reading Diverse YAAuthor Q&A with Alwyn Hamilton * First Anniversary Perks * First Year Reflections and Giveaway

under a painted sky

June 2015 – Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Discussion * Author Q&A and Giveaway * Strong Female Friendships in YA * Let’s Hear it for the Sidekicks

simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda

May 2015 – Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliDiscussion * Author Q&A * Why We Love SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA * Simon Says: The Audiobook Agenda

An Ember in the Ashes

April 2015 – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirDiscussion * Author Q&ASeeing Both Sides: AN EMBER IN THE ASHES and Dual POVs * Sequel Pro/Con

black dove white raven

March 2015 – Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth WeinDiscussion * Author Q&A * If you Liked Black Dove, White Raven – Book Recs * 5 things you’ll learn from Black Dove, White Raven

My Heart and Other Black Holes

February 2015 – My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine WargaDiscussion * Author Q&A * Book Launch Party * Mental Illness in YA

the way we bared our souls

January 2015 – The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa StrayhornDiscussion * Author Q&A * Diversity is not a Free Pass * Native American YA

the boy in the black suit

January 2015 – Most Anticipated Titles of 2015 * The Reading Date * Teen Lit Rocks

gabi, a girl in pieces

December 2014 – Favorite Diverse Titles of 2014 * The Reading Date * Teen Lit Rocks * We Heart YA

tell me again how a crush should feel

November 2014 – Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan – Discussion * All the Flavors That We Are  * Favorite LGBT Themed YA Novels

lies we tell ourselves

October 2014 – Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley – Discussion * Author Q&A4 Lies We Tell Ourselves — And Shouldn’t

knockout games

September 2014 – Knockout Games by G. Neri – Discussion * Author Q&A * 5 Rounds With Knockout Games (why you should read it)

i love i hate i miss my sister

August 2014 – I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn & Y. MaudetDiscussion * The French Connection * Reading Reflections


like no other

July 2014 – Like No Other by Una LaMarcheDiscussion * Author Q&A * We Can Quibble What To Call It * 5 Greatest Hits