In all the talk about diversity and inclusivity in books, it’s been pointed out that there are not a lot of covers out there that feature POC characters—even when the book itself does. But representation is important, both in books and on the covers, and I love collecting pretty covers to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the amazing covers out there that do have POC characters on them!
The Wrath & Athenaeum Series by Na’amen Tilahun
The art is great, there’s this cool border effect going on, and there’s even a little skyline on the bottom with a reflection (possibly meant to portray the alternate dimension/mirror city aspect)!
Dominion Series by Lissa Kasey
I’ve always thought the art for these covers was beautiful!
Want by Cindy Pon
Again, beautiful art, and it has this amazing sci-fi feel!
Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick
Really, is this not some fantastic artwork??? There’s even someone riding a giant sabertooth!
Shatterproof by Xen Sanders
This one is kind of subtle, not that much going on, but that intense stare also makes it so eye-catching.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This is also somewhat simple but beautiful with such pretty colors.
Song of the Shattered Sands Series by Bradley P. Beaulieu
These are so gorgeous and detailed! I especially love the first with the glowing symbols.
Binti Series by Nnedi Okorafor
These are so bold and eye-catching!
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This one is also bold and eye-catching, and the color combo is AMAZING.
Temper by Nicky Drayden
The artwork, all the blue, the font, the moon in the background, I love everything about this one!