We're so lucky that we got to read so many books for The Diverse Book Awards! Somehow we managed to read outside of the awards and we want to share our Top 20 Diverse Books for 2020.


Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor 


The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


Little Badman and The Time Travelling Teacher of Doom by Humza Arshad and Henry White. Illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff


Agent Zaiba Investigates The Missing Diamonds by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Daniela Sosa

Wonder by R J Palacio 

Young Adults 

Charming As A Verb by Ben Philippe

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Emily Knight I Am... Becoming by A. Bello

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson


Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (proof)

Crown of Crowns by Clara Loveman

Hijab & Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

And The Stars Were Shining Brightly by Danielle Jawando

Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart (proof)


Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall




#AreYouHereYet: How to STFU & Show Up For Yourself by Dr Tony Ortega 

S.E.N.D. In The Clowns by Suzy Rowland

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stewart 

Untamed by Glennon Doyle