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It has been a brilliant year for diverse books. From picture books to Fiction, it's been a joy reading so many fantastic books. 

This is our top 20 picks and we hope you go out and buy these books!

White Smoke by Tiffany D Jackson

Beasts and Beauty by Soman Chainani

Amani and The Night Brothers by B.B.Alston

Where The Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass

The Very Merry Murder Club, edited by Robyn Stevens and Sereta Patel

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall

Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalia Harris

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Ten Steps to Us by Attiya Khan

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters 

Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham 

Hey You by Dapo Adeola 

Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi 


Manaschi by Hamid Ismailov and translated by Donald Rayfield

Being Amani by Annabelle Steele


Hani and Ishu's guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traoré

A book to keep an eye on for 2022:

When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando

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