This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme, as set forth by The Broke and the Bookish, is "Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters." I'm not sure if these are my "top ten," but here are ten books I've enjoyed that have diverse characters. I've linked the titles to my reviews, as usual.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas includes an important minor character, Haydee, who is from the Middle East.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien both show how culture clashes between various races can cause conflict, but also how differences can be helpful.
My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay takes place during an American mission trip to Indonesia gone wrong and has important Indonesian characters.
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry is a thriller about a Native American woman who helps people disappear and begin new lives under new identities.
Have you ever read any of these? Do you purposely seek out diverse books? I know I'm mainly interested in the characters, not what or who they are, but learning about different cultures or lifestyles can be fascinating and rewarding.