I'm happy to see someone's hosting this challenge again! This will be my third time participating. The first time made me realise that almost everything I read is by white people. The second time made me a little more aware of that and I did a bit better, but still way off balance. In hopes of continuing this trend, I'm moving up a level this year to 2nd shelf, challenging myself to read 7-12 books by or about people of colour.
Update: It is October and I've passed 12 books! So I'm now in the 3rd shelf level of 13 to 18 books. With all these graphic novels I've been reading I might just reach the 4th shelf!
Update: It's December 11th and I'm so pleased with my progress! I'm now up to 21 books, putting me firmly on the 4th shelf! If I can squeeze in 4 more by year's end (and I've got 3 in my pile at the moment) I'll reach the top level of the challenge!
I'll list the books I read for this challenge below.
- Stealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor
- Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story by David Alexander Robertson
- Princeless, vol. 2: Get Over Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
- Princeless, vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
- Princeless, vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
- Amulet, vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
- Amulet, vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi
- Amulet, vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
- Twin Spica, vol. 1 by Kou Yaginuma
- The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
- Twin Spica, vol. 2 by Kou Yaginuma
- Twin Spica, vol. 3 by Kou Yaginuma
- Deadlight Jack by Mark Onspaugh
- Amulet, vol. 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
- Amulet, vol. 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
- Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms (The Courageous Princess #1) by Rod Espinosa
- Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
- Twin Spica, vol. 4 by Kou Yaginuma
- The Unremembered Lands (The Courageous Princess #2) by Rod Espinosa
- Twin Spica, vol. 5 by Kou Yaginuma
- Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park
- Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - Takes place in future China and therefore I assume most characters are Chinese, including Kai.
- Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer - If Kai is in fact Asian then this one would count too, but again, it isn't made clear.