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Books By Marginalized Authors

It’s absolutely crucial for readers from marginalized identities to have authors that they look up to of their same identity. Reading a book about someone that you relate to is great, but very often authors just don’t get it right unless they’re also of that same identity. Because of that, I wanted to make a list where people could find books by authors that share their same identity. Some books can be found in more than one category because people fall into more than one identity!

This list only contains books we have reviewed on this blog. It is admittedly sparse but growing every day! If I missed any books that should be there, or if I added something that you don’t think fits, feel free to message me!

Categories are sorted alphabetically by author.

*Indicates that the author and the main characters do not share the same identity. In this case, books are sorted by author identity, not character identity.

Fiction

LGBTQ+
  • You Exist Too Much, by Zaina Arafat (4 stars)
  • Rainbow Rainbow, by Lydia Conklin (4 stars)
  • You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (5 stars)
  • She Gets the Girl, by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick (5 stars)
  • Red White and Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston* (4 Stars)
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (4 stars)
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (5 stars)
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by VE Schwab (5 stars)
  • Young Mungo, by Douglas Stuart (2 stars)
Black POC
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (5 stars)
  • You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (5 stars)
  • Luster, by Raven Leilani (5 stars)
  • Influenced Love by Shellee Marie (3 stars)
  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (5 stars)
South Asian / Indian
  • When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon (5 stars)
East Asian
  • The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco (4 stars)
  • She Gets the Girl, by Alyson Derrick (5 stars)
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (4 stars)
Palestinian
  • You Exist Too Much, by Zaina Arafat (4 stars)
Hispanic / Latinx
  • The Ghosts of Rose Hill, by R.M Romero (5 stars)
Jewish
  • The Ghosts of Rose Hill, by R.M Romero (5 stars)
  • Girl Out of Water, by Laura Silverman (4 stars)

Nonfiction

LGBTQ+
  • The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is My Ex-Girlfriend by Maddy Court (4 stars)
  • Tumblr Porn by Ana Valens (4 stars)
Black POC
  • Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford (4 stars)
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (5 stars)
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson (5 stars)
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