Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.
This week’s topic is Top 5 Diverse Characters.
I can’t say enough how important it is to have diverse characters in books and how much more effort and work needs to be put into accomplishing this task. No more fair haired, blue eyed, white heroes and heroines. Sure they are fine and dandy… but I’m tired reading about them. Give us heroes/heroines of color, or ones who are LGBTQ centered. And no it doesn’t count as being diverse if they are the supporting character to the white protagonist. So here is my list of favorite diverse characters and what makes them diverse!
5. Nehemia from the Throne of Glass Series
Nehemia is black. She is powerful, elegant, intelligent and beautiful. Have I mentioned that she is also a princess?
4. June Iparis from the Legend Trilogy
June is described as being Native American + other ethnicities. She’s a a strong soldier, and firm leader, and a kickass heroine.
3. Simon and Bram from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Simon is a gay white kid and Bram is a gay black kid. If this book were around when I was in high school I would have felt better about myself the issues I had to go through. This was a perfect coming of age story!
2. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments Series
An Asian bisexual warlock. How cool and sexy is that! I don’t need to say more about him since he is a lot of people’s beloved character.
1. Madeline from Everything Everything
I tried looking everywhere for fanart of Madeline, but with no luck. She is mixed race Black and Asian with a somewhat rare health issue. You guys should read her story, it’s a cute one!
I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. As the years go on, I hope that more and more books with have diverse characters as their main protagonists. This needs to be the new normal!
Until next time,