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Launched on Twitter,  #OwnVoices is a hashtag movement used to recommend books about diverse characters that have been written by authors from that same diverse group. The authors give authentic voices to their characters that ring true with the reader.

Books can be doorways to other places, times and ways of life! We invite you to take a few steps through a doorway and into someone else’s reality with one of these witty, introspective and thought-provoking Own Voices novels. Look below to find just a small selection of the titles available as ebooks through our digital collection on Overdrive. For the best reading experience, we recommend downloading the Libby app. All doorways remain open to you with Libby! Just pick any one of these ebooks or audio ebooks and step into someone else’s life.


Traverse the Los Angeles dating scene with Nik Paterson in The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory. Live through 1930s post-civil war Spain in A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Learn what it’s like to be a student at the Nickel Academy with The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.