Welcome to Tuma's Books!

Tuma's Books is a carefully curated online bookstore of titles by authors from diverse backgrounds, as well as a monthly book club introducing you to new titles you might not discover on your own. Plus, you can get personalized diverse book recommendations from an avid reader and educator who cares about the impact you have on others.

When it comes to books, I know that there are so many options out there, but we also know that it can be hard to find a story that's going to validate your identity or help you understand someone else's experience. That's where Tuma's Books comes in: a trusted source for finding books that are as inclusive as possible—and if something isn't quite right about the content? I'll let you know (and offer better options).

I'm here because I believe that books can change lives—and reading diverse stories is a key way to creating a more equal society. Thanks for joining me in this work!

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (Nonbinary/Queer)
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor (Nigerian)
Bride of the River God by Sarah A. Macklin (African-American)
Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Haitian)
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Historical Fiction) - Hardcover
Blind Books - Get a Surprise Book!
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Indigenous) (Sci-fi/Dystopian)
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Black)- Paperback

Best Books for every Genre

New Year, New Reads! I've compiled Tuma's Books' Bestsellers for every genre. Some are new releases and some are tried-and-true backlist titles. Either way, there's something here for everyone. 
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5 Diverse Young Adult (YA) Books You Must Read - Raybearer, The Weight of Blood, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, Cemetery Boys, and The Silence of Bones

5 Diverse YA Books that are Must-Reads

Young Adult books aren't  just for teens! Check out these diverse YA recommendations that everyone needs to read.
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5 Diverse Books for Elementary School - The ABCS of Black History, My Monster and Me, Meet Yasmin, A Boy Called Bat, and Eyes that Kiss in the Corner

5 Diverse Books for Elementary School

Rich stories can help kids form their own identities and learn about people who are different from them as well. Here are my top 5 recommendations for Diverse Books for Elementary School Students:
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