DIVERSITY INDEX

As a wide reader and huge advocate of diverse books, I think it’s important to not only support marginalized authors, but to also help underrepresented readers find great books that they can truly identify with. Personally, as a Filipino reader, Asian representation means the world to me — and I cannot adequately stress just how starved I am for authentic Filipino characters.

With all that said, I’ve constructed this index to make it easier to search and to find specific representations and the like. These categories will direct you to book reviews, bookish lists, and recommendations that offer what you’re looking for.

It is worth noting that most of these categories involve character representation. Although there are a few regarding authors’ races/nationalities, I am not comfortable with making categories about their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression because it may lead to forced outing or harassment.

GENERAL CATEGORIES

AUTHORS OF COLOR | DIVERSE BOOKS | DIVERSE CHARACTERS | #OWNVOICES

UMBRELLA REPRESENTATIONS

BIRACIAL/MULTIRACIAL | DIASPORA | DISABILITY | LGBTQIAP+ | MENTAL HEALTH | POC

DISABILITY & NEURODIVERSITY

This section is still under construction.

MENTAL HEALTH

This section is still under construction.

RACE

This section is still under construction.

SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, & EXPRESSION

This section is still under construction.

MISCELLANEOUS

This section is still under construction.