One thing I have noticed regarding gender. Most YA featuring people of color, with the stories set in another country, tend to have a female protagonist. I am having a difficult time finding many with male leads of color set in other countries.Okay, team, this one's for Doret. Let's get out there and find her some titles! We're looking for titles and descriptions (publisher's blurb or link to a review is fine), not necessarily books you've read or can vouch for. Could be fiction, memoir, biography, and so on. The criteria again are:
I wonder why this is so. And I would love any suggestions.
- Has appeal to young adults (an adult book which might appeal to a teen is fine)
- Setting is outside the U.S.
- At least one person of color figures prominently
- Lead character is male
I've also featured another book where the main character is a male person of color, most of the book takes place in the U.S. but there are some scenes in a foreign country--maybe more than I realize since I have yet to finish the book.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. The next assignment will be posted in two weeks at Color Online.