World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

It is World Book Day 2021, and I am here with a bunch of my fellow UK bloggers to talk about diverse books for kids and teens! My post is following on from the girls at Northern Plunder, and after me, you’ll want to check out Amy Jane Alice. We’re all giving between three to five diverse book recommendations for kids and teens of different ages. Thanks to Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish for making these graphics!

The publishing world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity. There are still some big problems out there. But there is definitely a more diverse selection of books out there than when I was a kid. And this makes me so happy! I’m going to split these into sections and then list a few extra options below!

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Book Review: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Book Review: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Holy wow. Star Daughter has been one of my most anticipated books for 2020 and I was desperate to get my hands on a copy. So when I saw it was available to request in the Harper360 Blogger Newsletter? I obviously requested it, but didn’t have much hope that I’d be lucky enough to get a copy. And then I was and I was so damn excited.

Now I’ve read it I’m still so damn excited about this book.

This book follows Sheetal, a half-human and half-star girl who was raised in New Jersey by her human dad without much clue as to how being a half-star affects her. One day her father gets burned by starlight and the only way for her to heal him would be to get the blood of a star. This sends her on a journey into the celestial court to find her mum and there she winds up entering a tournament for the sake of her family and to earn the blood for her dad.

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