Readers Dozen May 2019: Read a book by an author of color

For the Readers Dozen challenge this month, pick up a book written by an author of color. It’s a good time to be a conscious reader – choosing something with characters that might not look exactly like you. You may already have a few favorites that fit this category, but if you need ideas, here are 100 Authors of Color whose books are in our Library. Read on!

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Susan Abulhawa               Chinua Achebe

Tomi Adeyemi              Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Aravind Adiga               Sherman Alexie

Monica Ali               Isabel Allende

Julia Alvarez               Maya Angelou

James Baldwin               Octavia Butler

Stephen L. Carter               Ted Chiang

Zen Cho                Sandra Cisneros

Liu Cixin               Ta-Nehisi Coates

Paulo Coelho               Teju Cole

Edwidge Danticat               W.E.B. DuBois

Vine Deloria, Jr.               Sonali Dev

Junot Diaz               Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Ralph Ellison               Louise Erdrich

Laura Esquivel               Roxane Gay

Amitav Ghosh               Jasmine Guillory

Yaa Gyasi               Alex Haley

Rachel Howzell Hall                Mohsin Hamid

Joy Harjo                Helen Hoang

Khaled Hosseini               Zora Neale Hurston

Kazuo Ishiguro               Marlon James

N.K. Jemisin               Beverly Jenkins

Edward P. Jones               Tayari Jones

Han Kang                Eugenia Kim

Jamaica Kincaid               Kevin Kwan

Jean Kwok               Shin Kyung-Sook

Jhumpa Lahiri               Min Jin Lee

Stacey Lee               Mario Vargas Llosa

Malinda Lo               Carmen Maria Machado

Naguib Mahfouz               Nelson Mandela

Gabriel Garcia Marquez               Alexa Martin

Hisham Matar               James McBride

Dinaw Mengestu               Rohinton Mistry

N. Scott Momaday                Toni Morrison

Siddhartha Mukherjee                Haruki Murakami

Azar Nafisi                V.S. Naipaul

Dina Nayeri               Celeste Ng

Viet Thanh Nguyen               Trevor Noah

Nnedi Okorafor               Daniel Jose Older

Helen Oyeyemi              Ruth Ozeki

Orhan Pamuk               Kwei Quartey

Jiang Rong                Arundhati Roy

Salman Rushdie               Esmeralda Santiago

Marjane Satrapi               Vikram Seth

Elif Shafak               Leslie Marmon Silko

Zadie Smith               Amy Tan

Ngugi Wa Thion’go               Luis Alberto Urrea

Alisa Valdes               Alice Walker

Jesmyn Ward               James Welch

Colson Whitehead              Isabel Wilkerson

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