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Omaha Reading Challenge 2020: Read an "Own Voices" Book
Created by Omaha Adult Librarians | 17 items
In 2020, OPL encourages readers to read diverse books written by diverse creators. Created via Twitter by author Corinne Duyvis in 2015, the hashtag #OwnVoices indicates a work of fiction whose protagonist and author share a marginalized identity. "Own voices" describes a book, not a person. By definition, writing about a character who shares your identity makes the story "own voices." Fiction is often best represented by someone who has experienced facets of the story in their real life. For more details on the reading challenge go to omahalibrary.org/2020-reading-challenge.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Queenie Queenie
A Novel
Book - 2019
Scout Press
FICTION Carty-Williams 2019
The Poet X The Poet X Book - 2018
HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
YAFICTION Acevedo
The House of Broken Angels The House of Broken Angels
A Novel
Book - 2018
Little, Brown and Company
FICTION Urrea 2018
Good Kings Bad Kings Good Kings Bad Kings
A Novel
Book - 2013
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
FICTION Nussbaum 2013
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A Novel
Book - 2019
Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
FICTION Vuong 2019
This Time Will Be Different This Time Will Be Different Book - 2019
HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
YAFICTION Sugiura
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book - 2009
Little, Brown and Company
jFICTION Lin
Conjure Women Conjure Women
A Novel
Book - 2020
Random House
FICTION Atakora 2020
Interior Chinatown Interior Chinatown Book - 2020
Pantheon Books
FICTION Yu 2020
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
A Novel
Book - 2020
Random House
FICTION Anappara 2020
The Orenda The Orenda Book - 2014
Knopf
FICTION Boyden 2014
The Girl With the Louding Voice The Girl With the Louding Voice
A Novel
Book - 2020
Dutton
FICTION Dare 2020
Grown-up Pose Grown-up Pose Book - 2020
Berkley
FICTION Lalli 2020
Home Remedies Home Remedies
Stories
Book - 2019
Hogarth
FICTION Wang 2019
The Travelers The Travelers
A Novel
Book - 2019
Hogarth
FICTION Porter 2019
That Deadman Dance That Deadman Dance
A Novel
Book - 2012
Bloomsbury
FICTION Scott 2012
A Very Large Expanse of Sea A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book - 2018
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
YAFICTION Mafi
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