What is it: "The persons of color reading challenge has been put in place to highlight and celebrate authors and characters of color." Authors and characters of color. I'm going to read that as a book about a person of color counts, too, even if it was written by a white person.
I'm signing up for Level 4: 10-15 books. Since I read several Children's/YA books I think I can handle it. Here's a potential reading list.
Children's and Young Adult Titles:
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
- The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose
- Exposure by Mal Peet
- Latasha and the Little Red Tornado by Michael Scotto
- Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
- One Crazy Summer by Rita Garcia William
- Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
- Shadow by Suzy Lee
- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
- The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M. T. Anderson
- Wave by Suzy Lee
- WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
- Zan-Gah by Allen Richard Shickman
- The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- The Broken Kingdoms by J.K. Jemisin
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Related by Herself
- Train Whistle Guitar by Albert Murray
- In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D.
This challenge is complete! Read my wrap up post here.