YA Books with Representation
Hello readers! We all know the importance of representation in books, #representationmatters! It not only brings empathy and understanding but also first and foremost: acceptance. Being myself a Latina, it is very hard for me to find YA fantasy books that have Latin American culture representation. Today I will share with you a list of some great books I have come across that have various types of representation!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
With the Shadow and Bone Netflix series just released, it is the perfect time to binge read all the Grishaverse books before watching the series! The chronological order to read is first the Grishaverse trilogy and then the Six of Crows duology, however either series can be read independently.
Six of Crows has representation of trauma-related mental health issues, physical disability and also gambling addiction. This is an action-packed, very hyped and known duology. Written in multiple point of views of the relatable and extremely well-developed cast of characters.
“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.”