#OwnVoices takes over Twitter

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The #OwnVoices hashtag began on September 6 and, if you were in the book community, it might have been all you saw on Twitter for a few hours.

Started by Otherbound author Corinne Duyvis, the hashtag focuses on recommending titles about marginalized groups of people by authors in those groups.

While there were Tweets and calls for books outside of the YA community – calls that were responded to with eager and helpful recommendations – a good chunk of the recommendations in the #OwnVoices tag were YA books. After all, the YA community has made it clear they want diverse titles – and diverse titles from those of that background are even better.

Take a peek at some of the YA #OwnVoices recommendations!  

 

What #OwnVoices books do you recommend? Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Great recs up there! I also so, so highly recommend Anna-Marie McLemore’s THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, which has a Latina heroine and is just gorgeous magical realism; Aisha Saeed’s WRITTEN IN THE STARS, which is such a great high-stakes, high-tension read about a Pakistani girl whose parents are trying to force her into an arranged marriage; and Sara Farizan’s IF YOU COULD BE MINE, which is a great f/f YA that takes place in Iran and showcases the culture there, and what it means to be gay/bi there, vs. being trans.