Diversity Bingo — for books!
By: Rebecca Lovato, Adviser
One of the biggest reading goals avid readers undertake is to “read more diversely.” This can mean a variety of different things, such as reading a wide variety of styles and types, reading from authors outside of the U.S. or outside of comfort zones, or reading authors and stories of people different from yourself.
Inspired by a diversity conversation that happened last year in the book community, a handful of book bloggers and booktubers created Diversity Bingo, an epic reading challenge with 36 squares of diverse reading.
If your goal is to read more diversely, or even if you just want to try something new, check out the squares for inspiration. If you’d like to participate, whether it’s for all 36 challenges or even just one, be sure to use #DiversityBingo2017 on twitter to keep up with the conversation.
Check out the challenges and some recommendations below, and if you have any more recommendations, please leave them in the comments!
|Romance with a Trans MC||Non-Binary MC, own voices||SFF with Disabled MC||Practicing Jewish MC||Indian MC, own voices||Displaced MC|
|MC with under-represented body||Neuro-diverse MC, own voices||Retelling with MC LGBTQIA+||Bisexual MC, own voices||MC with an invisible disability||MC with anaphylactic allergy|
|MC of color in SFF||Latinx MC, own voices||Free Choice||Non-Western (Real World) Setting||Own Voices||MC with chronic pain|
|West Asian Setting||Arab MC, own voices||MC with wheelchair||Book by an Author of Color||Biracial MC, own voices||Pansexual MC, own voices|
|Black MC, own voices||MC on Ace Spectrum, own voices||LGBTQIA+ MC of Color||Visually Impaired MC||Set in Central America||Contemporary World Arranged Marriage|
|Indigenous MC, own voices||Diverse Non-fiction||POC on the cover||d/Deaf/Hard of Hearing MC||Immigrant or Refugee MC||Hijabi MC, own voices|
MC: main character
Own voices: the author identifies with the portrayed diversity; i.e, a LGBTQIA MC with own voices is written by an author who identifies as LGBTQIA.
POC: person of color