As a library paraprofessional and an avid reader, I’m a fan of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. It can be difficult to get books into the hands of readers if you’re not quite sure how to ‘sell’ the books. I thought I would try out a feature where I pair a book with a companion Diverse* book. If a reader likes one book, they’re sure to enjoy the other one.
- They both are historical novels-in-verse.
- Both feature young girls growing up in hard times.
- The books are spare on words but still paint a wonderful description of May and Hà’s lives.
If you have any great pairings, let me know! I’d love to feature them and credit you!
*Diversity may come from the author and/or characters.