2017 Diverse Reads

I am so overwhelmed with the amount of books being released in 2017 that feature diverse characters and marginalised groups. This is a short list in comparison to the amount of books being released that we don’t yet know about, or haven’t yet got a release date/synopsis but we will make a follow-on post half way through the year. Let’s all make an effort to read these books, spread the word and support these authors. These are also in order of release! (If any of our information is incorrect, please let us know in the comments and we will change it immediately.) 



 (Release Date: January 3rd)

Diverse Aspect: Black protagonist 







 (Released Date: January 3rd)

Diverse Aspect: Protagonist with mental illness (OCD & Agoraphobia)






 (Release Date: January 12th)

Diverse Aspect: Protagonist with selective mutism and a deaf love interest







 (Release Date: January 17th)

Diverse Aspect: Queer male protagonist with OCD







 (Release Date: January 24th)

Diverse Aspect: Black protagonist







 (Release Date: January 24th)

Diverse Aspect: Transgender, lesbian protagonist







 (Release Date: January 31st)

Diverse Aspect: Bisexual protagonist







 (Release Date: February 7th)

Diverse Aspect: Currently unknown but we’ve been promised a large variety of diverse characters from its Own Voices author






 (Release Date: February 14th)

Diverse Aspect: Queer protagonist







(Release Date: February 14th)

Diverse Aspect: Immigrant (Haitian) protagonist



 (Release Date: February 21st)

Diverse Aspect: Puerto-Rican protagonist





 (Release Date: February 28th)

Diverse Aspect: Queer protagonist with severe anxiety




 (Release Date: February 28th)

Diverse Aspect: Black protagonist






 (Release Date: March 7th)

Diverse Aspect: Deaf protagonist






(Release Date: March 7th)

Diverse Aspect: Mexican-American cast



 (Release Date: March 14th)

Diverse Aspect: A Muslim Pakistani-American protagonist





Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
(Release Date: March 14th)

Diverse Aspect: Japanese and Filipino MCs and a deaf character

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 (Release Date: March 14th)

Diverse Aspect: Bisexual WoC MC and a character on the autism-spectrum




 (Release Date: March 28th)

Diverse Aspect: Muslim cast including hijabi, Bangladeshi-American protagonist





The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
(Release Date: April 11th)

Diverse Aspect: Fat, Jewish protagonist





 (Release Date: April 18th)

Diverse Aspect: Two queer protagonists




 (Release Date: May 2nd)

Diverse Aspect: A bisexual, Chinese protagonist




 (Release Date: May 2nd)

Diverse Aspect: Bisexual protagonist and Black love interest



(Release Date: May 4th)

Diverse Aspect: Bisexual protagonist



 (Release Date: May 9th)

Diverse Aspect: Queer protagonist




 (Release Date: May 16th)

Diverse Aspect: Set in Feudal-Japan





 (Release Date: May 30th)

Diverse Aspect: Two Indian-American MCs




(Release Date: May 30th)

Diverse Aspect: Asian protagonist



 (Release Date: June 13th)

Diverse Aspect: Entirely Asian + Pacific Islander cast






 (Release Date: July 18th)

Diverse Aspect: Indian-folklore inspired






 (Release Date: August /?)

Diverse Aspect: Genderfluid protagonist





 (Release Date: August 29th)

Diverse Aspect: Discusses gender fluidity 

Love,

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