Diverse Books with a Mystery, Sci-Fi, or Thriller Angle!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

So let’s curl up with some edge-of-your-seat books! Who doesn’t love a good mystery, right? Here are some great diverse books for the mystery, thriller, and fantasy fans in your life.

Books about magical schools are their own major fantasy sub-genre. Go deep into magic schools with these 20 great book recommendations (for both YA and adult) that include diverse characters and settings from Libromaniacs.com.

21 Bewitching Books About Magical Schools

Fantasy books are known for being filled with fascinating characters, folklore, and suspense. Erica from What Do We Do All Day has an awesome list of Diverse middle-grade fantasy books that introduce kids to multicultural mythologies and folklore.


Author Yuhudi Mercado stopped by the MCBD blog to share his list of Graphic Novels Recommended by Sci-Fu Characters!


Don’t forget that the 9th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is happening on January 28, 2022! The celebration is our once-a-year hoopla that shines the spotlight on our quest to get culturally diverse books into the hands of children, parents, teachers, and librarians. This non-profit initiative operates 365 days a year, but our online celebration is filled with the sharing of book reviews, offline parties, and displays that are dedicated to multicultural books, fun giveaways, important discussions, collaborations, connections, author interviews, a crazy-fun Twitter Party on 1/28/22, and the creation of The Big Giant Linky that lives on the MCBD site forever as a resource (go here and scroll down to see 2021’s Linky).

As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also works to get free diversity children’s books into the hands of young readers.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is an online and offline celebration that attracts thousands of supporters, educators, parents, caregivers, book reviewers, and quality authors and publishers who join forces to shine the spotlight on diversity in children and YA literature. Celebrated annually on the last Friday in January, this global non-profit offers a plethora of free resources, teaching tools, booklists, downloads, and a year-round initiative to get multicultural and diverse books into the hands of young readers. To date, they have donated over 10,000 books to underserved kids, classrooms, and organizations, and that number continues to climb.

To learn more about MCBD, visit them on the web and be follow their official hashtag #ReadYourWorld on social media.

Keep Calm and Read On!
Becky Flansburg



Rebecca “Becky” Flansburg is an author, freelance writer, and project manager for the non-profit online children’s literacy initiative, Multicultural Children’s Book Day/ #ReadYourWorld. Join the celebration! Our 9th annual celebration will take place on January 28, 2022. For more information, visit Multicultural Children’s Book Day on the web.


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