Reading and Supporting Black Queer Authors

This isn’t a standard episode – instead it’s a miniscule sampling of queer works by black queer authors. We want to highlight them. There’s no need to press play, unless you want to listen to these titles and authors being read aloud. We just wanted to get your attention.

 

To begin, all links are through http://bookshop.org – an organization that allows you to order online and support your local indie bookstore. We suggest also looking to see if your purchase can support a black owned bookseller or initiative.

 

You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson 

https://bookshop.org/books/you-should-see-me-in-a-crown/9781338503265

 

Check, Please! Series – Ngozi Ukazu 

https://bookshop.org/books/check-please-book-1-hockey/9781250177964

 

Odd One Out – Nic Stone 

https://bookshop.org/books/odd-one-out-9781101939536/9781101939567

 

Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender

https://bookshop.org/books/felix-ever-after/9780062820259

 

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy – Alyssa Cole

https://bookshop.org/books/once-ghosted-twice-shy-a-reluctant-royals-novella/9780062931870

 

Bingo Love – Tee Franklin

https://bookshop.org/books/bingo-love-volume-1/9781534307506

 

Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

https://bookshop.org/books/cinderella-is-dead/9781547603879

 

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them – Junauda Petrus

https://bookshop.org/books/the-stars-and-the-blackness-between-them/9780525555483

 

Full Disclosure – Camryn Garrett

https://bookshop.org/books/full-disclosure-9781984829955/9781984829955

 

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto – George M. Johnson

https://bookshop.org/books/all-boys-aren-t-blue-a-memoir-manifesto/9780374312718

 

All links here are also in a thread on our twitter.

 

These aren’t authors and stories to only support and read now; these are stories and authors you should be supporting and reading from now until forever. They are just a few of our favorites.

Many places have compiled extensive, though not exhaustive, lists for all of us to reference while continuing our reading journeys. Here are some you may find useful:

 

Sasha and Amber Read’s list of LGBTQ+ books by Black authors

https://sashaandamberread.home.blog/2020/06/01/lbgtq-books-written-by-black-authors/

 

Lesbrary’s recs for Black Bi and Lesbian Books

https://lesbrary.com/2020/02/05/black-bi-lesbian-book-recommendations-for-black-history-month-and-f-f-february/

 

LGBTQ Reads Black History Month 2020 list

https://lgbtqreads.com/2020/02/07/black-history-month-2020/

 

Additionally, as you continue to look for ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, we encourage you to check out https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co – an excellent and easy to use repository of links of resources and information.

 

Happy Pride. Support Black creators. Support Black lives. They matter.

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