This section includes any books that include diverse characters and/or are written by a diverse author. “Diverse” means minorities or marginalized groups, including individuals who are Black, Indigenous, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and so on.

The stories can be focused on these differences or not. For example, a book that is about a Black person’s struggles and pain is just as valid as a book about a Black person that has nothing to do with their struggles or pain as a Black person.

The MC is often non-white, but not necessarily. A white character/author can still be considered diverse if they’re queer or disabled, for example.