[DWJ] recommendations

Charlotte Taylor ccwtaylor at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 20:17:30 EDT 2013


I've reviewed about 130 sci fi/fantasy books with non-white characters over
at my blog--
http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/p/reviews-of-multicultural-fantasysci-fi.html
and there are 43 of them in the "middle grade" category.

Some particular recommendations:
Geeks, Girls, and Secret
Identities<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/12/geeks-girls-and-secret-identities-by.html>,
by Mike Jung (2012)
Breadcrumbs<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/09/breadcrumbs-by-anne-ursu-with-bonus-arc.html>,
by Anne Ursu (2011)
Bansi O'Hara and the Bloodline
Prophecy<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/06/bansi-ohara-and-bloodline-prophecy-by.html>,
by John Dougherty (2008)
Jinx<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/01/jinx-by-sage-blackwood.html>,
by Sage Blackwood (2013)
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella
Bogthistle<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/05/magical-misadventures-of-prunella.html>,
by Deva Fagan (2010)
The Prince of Fenway
Park<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/10/prince-of-fenway-park-by-julianna.html>,
by Julianna Baggott (2009)
The Wells Bequest<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-wells-bequest-by-polly-shulman-for_18.html>,
by Polly Shulman (2013)
Where the Mountain Meets the
Moon<http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/06/where-mountain-meets-moon-by-grace-lin.html>,
by Grace Lin (2009)

cheers,

Charlotte

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Otter Perry <
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:

>
> My partner has an acquaintance, a 10-year-old girl who is very bright.
> She likes fantasy. I've recommended DWJ, of course, but any suggestions
> are welcome. [I also recommended Nesbit, Lewis, Baum, Jansson, and
> Pratchett.]
>
> She is also mixed-race*, so if anybody knows a particularly good author
> for that, tell me. [I'm loaning her _The Wizard of Earthsea_.] It would be
> nice to have protagonists who aren't just white.
>
> Garth Nix just occurred to me. And Diane Duane.
>
>
> *Her father is African-American, her mother is European-American.
>
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> but it doesn't.
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