Black Queer Authors to read

 
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


HoodWitch Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781946724243
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Published: Acre Books - October 15th, 2019

This riveting debut from poet Faylita Hicks is a reclamation of power for black women and nonbinary people whose bodies have become the very weapons used against them.


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Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree
Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525541608
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


An Unkindness of Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books - October 3rd, 2017

One of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the past decade, selected by NPR

A Best Book of 2017: NPR, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bustle, Bookish, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Public Library, Book Scrolling.

CLMP Firecracker Award Winner

A Stonewall Book Award Honor Book


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 


The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.


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Another Brooklyn: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359995
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, this groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is "a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction" (The Atlantic).

In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. 


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.


Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538882
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award 
 
“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine


Difficult Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984802446
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Published: Berkley - January 14th, 2020

“If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls...an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—The Washington Post