The Diversity Roll Call is co-hosted by myself and Susan of Color Online. If you haven't seen Susan's post about the lack of diversity in the finalists for the Cybil awards, and Colleen's related post, it's worth taking a minute to read them, and the many thoughtful comments.
I've enjoyed reading the many "best of" lists and reading summaries that have been posted lately, especially the Top 10 Lists that Doret's been posting all week at the Happy Nappy Bookseller. So, for this Roll Call, over the next two weeks or so I invite you to select your favorite read of the year by a non-white author. (Doesn't have to be a 2009 book, as long as you read it in 2009).
Can't pick just one? No problem. Do a top 10, or do one from each genre that you read--whatever works. If you've already written a Best Of 2009 post and authors of color are featured on it, feel free to link to that post.
This could also be a good opportunity to post recommendations by authors of color for one or more of the many Reading Challenges for which people are creating their reading lists right now.
Maybe you haven't read any books by authors of color--or maybe none that you loved--we don't want to leave you out. Your special assignment is to visit the other posts and select one book that you plan to read in 2010. Then, go get it. :-)
Please link directly to your post below.