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Think about all the books you've read--and I'm guessing that's a pretty high number so this may be tricky!
* Which is the character who's the most different from you? (And how? Use this as an excuse to tell us your own background and anything else about yourself that's important to your self-identity).
* Which is the author (this could be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) who is (or was) the most different from you?
The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection. I wasn't a audiobook kinda a girl. Neil Gaiman is a guy and he's British. He writes fantasy for children and adults. He tells outrageous stories. I'm an African American woman who typically goes for reality based fiction. I didn't read fairy tales as a child. I'm a now a huge Gaiman fan and the author ain't bad on the eyes.
The Arrival by Shaun Tan There are so many differences here for me. For starters, I was new to graphic novels but this wasn't only a graphic novel but a wordless one. I majored in English, I like words. I read women ninety percent of the time and usually women of color. Shaun Tan is a guy who is an incredible artist and storyteller. I can't draw a stick man. Highly recommend this.
Luna by Julie Anne Peters A teen recommended this to me a year or so ago. I had asked for recommendation for good teen LBGT. This was a perfect choice. I'm a heterosexual, adult black woman and Liam is a white, transgender boy who dreams of being the girl she really is. It's easy to identify how we differ and equally easy to find our connection: everyone wants to be accepted for who they are. We all struggle to define ourselves and want others to respect that only we get to decide how we live our lives.
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