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Simply Held: Fiction Picks

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Fiction Picks

Four times a year, we choose fiction titles for Simply Held members to read from multiple categories: Diverse Debuts, Graphic Novel, Rainbow Reads, Overcoming Adversity, Historical Fiction, Out of this World, Stranger Things, International Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Juvenile Fiction.

 

Diverse Debuts: Debut fiction novel by a BIPOC author.

Graphic Novel: Fiction novel for adults of any subgenre with diverse characters depicted by color illustrations, sketches, and photographs.

Historical Fiction: Historical fiction novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s).

International Fiction: Fiction novel originally written in another language with BIPOC main character(s). 

Juvenile Fiction: Fiction chapter book with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for children 7-11

Out of this World: Science fiction novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s). 

Overcoming Adversity: Fiction novel with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for people 14 and older.

Rainbow reads: Fiction novel with LGBTQ+ main character(s). 

Stranger Things: Horror novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s).

Young Adult Fiction: Fiction chapter book with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for children 14 and older. 

 

Below you will find information provided by the publishers on the titles we have picked for October.

Diverse Debuts

Diverse Debuts: Debut fiction novel by a BIPOC author.

What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris

This book is also available in the following formats:

Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction: Historical fiction novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s).

After the Hurricane by Leah Franqui

International Fiction

International Fiction: Fiction novel originally written in another language with BIPOC main character(s). 

Portrait of an Unknown Lady by María Gainza ; translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

Rainbow Reads

Rainbow reads: Fiction novel with LGBTQ+ main character(s). 

All the Things We Don't Talk About by Amy Feltman

Out of this World

Out of this World: Science fiction novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s).

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

This book is also available in the following format:

Young Adult Fiction

Young Adult Fiction: Fiction chapter book with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for children 14 and older. 

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

This book is also available in the following formats:

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity: Fiction novel with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for people 14 and older.

The Sign for Home by Blair Fell

Stranger Things

Stranger Things: Horror novel written by a BIPOC author with BIPOC main character(s).

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

This book is also available in the following formats:

Juvenile Fiction

Juvenile Fiction: Fiction chapter book with diversity, equity, or inclusion subject matter written for children 7-11

A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser

Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel: Fiction novel for adults of any subgenre with diverse characters depicted by color illustrations, sketches, and photographs.

Crema by Johnnie Christmas and Dante Luiz with Ryan Ferrier & Alta Hrafney