America has long been considered a "melting pot" of races and cultures, and we are more and more, day by day, part of a global community as well as a national one. Part of being a community is to recognize not only our own culture but the diversity around us. To be American is to be part of a people made up of different races, cultures, genders, orientations, religions, abilities, and lifestyles. This diversity is our strength, and that's what Global Diversity Awareness Month is all about. It's also at the core of our beliefs here at Path To Publishing.
How do we recommend celebrating global diversity this month? By reading, of course! Below you'll find some suggestions compiled from various recommended reading (fiction and nonfiction) lists of books that deal with many of the diverse aspects that make up our country--past, present, and future.
"I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai
"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
"The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
"Inside Out & Back Again" by Thanhha Lai
"Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America" Anthology
"In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom" by Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers
"In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial" by Mona Chollet, Sophie R. Lewis
"Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina" by Misty Copeland, Charisse Jones
"Children of the Land" by Marcelo Hernández Castillo
"They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, S. Scott, Harmony Becker
"Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments" by Sappho
"Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde
"How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays" by Alexander Chee
"Love or Perish: A Holocaust Survivor’s Vision for Interfaith Peace" by Harold Kasimow
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
"Year of the Tiger: An Activist's Life" by Alice Wong
Although not yet released, you can also add Path To Publishing’s traditional publishing imprint’s (PTP Press) forthcoming title, "The Price We Pay," to your reading list.
Though not available until fall 2023, you can pre-order it now at www.ptppress.com, and learn more about the movement behind this novel in regard to having difficult conversations about race relations and other differences by visiting https://bit.ly/3B3iY0g.