On this final day of Black History Month of 2018, here are some books, sites, and posts to read, enjoy, promote, support, review, and share:
Sistahs on the Shelf – SotS is run by Rena, a Black lesbian who reviews Black lesbian books. You can also follow on Twitter at @SotS!
WoC in Romance – this is a site highlighting all Romance written by WoC, but there’s a page just for LGBTQ Romances. It’s run by Rebekah Weatherspoon, whose name you may recognize as being a prolific author of LGBTQ lit herself! You can follow on Twitter at @WOCInRomance, and make sure you check out their Patreon; link is in the pinned tweet!
Black Lesbian Literary Collective – To nab from their site, “The Black Lesbian Literary Collective creates a nurturing and sustainable environment for Black lesbian and queer women of color writers.” Looking for more reviews of Black lesbian fic? Ta da! The site is new, so it’s not packed with posts just yet, but there is already an active radio show linked to it. Find them on Twitter at @LezWriters.
The Brown Bookshelf – this is a site dedicated to Black kidlit; here are the posts that come up if you search LGBT.
- Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
- This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow
- This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
- Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (Stonewall Award winner)
- The Secrets of Eden by Brandon Goode
- Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
- Home and Away by Candice Montgomery (Bi LI)
- Running with Lions by Julian Winters
- Hamilton’s Battalion by Alyssa Cole, Courtney Milan, and Rose Lerner
- Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
- Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
- F*ths by G.L. Thomas
- Tailor-Made by Yolanda Wallace
- So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
- Shatterproof by Xen Sanders
- Every Dark Desire by Fiona Zedde
Books You Can Add on Goodreads
- A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson (Historical Thriller, 2019)
- Mabel and Audre’s Existential Transcendental Journey Through Black Universe by Junauda Petrus
Not yet on Goodreads, but take note:
(Electric Literature editor, Lambda Literary Fellow, and Iowa Writer’s Workshop fellow Brandon Taylor’s REAL LIFE, a novel of unexpected intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, and a story collection, to Cal Morgan and Riverhead, in a pre-empt, by Meredith Kaffel Simonoff at DeFiore and Company.)
Where is the Queer Black Male Voice in YA Lit?
Black History Month Roundtable via Autostraddle
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