My husband and I adopted a sibling group of 3 almost three and a half years ago, and none of my children are caucasian, like me. Two of them are African American and one is Bi-Racial.
Since adopting my children, I have become HUGELY aware of racial diversity (or lack thereof) within TV shows, movies and books.
Racial diversity in YA has been very disheartening. Even a year ago I could name all the book characters I could think of on one hand: (Main Character) Allison Sekemoto from The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa, and (Side Character) Nehemia from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
Here is a list of books I’m very excited about that have a POC (person of color) on the cover! AND all of these are very anticipated releases.
1. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saaed – Available today!
2. Soundless by Richelle Mead – Available November 17th
3. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – Available Now!