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S2 Bonus: Reading and Supporting Black Queer Authors A Story Most Queer

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This isn’t a standard episode - instead it’s but 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.

This isn’t a standard episode - instead it’s but 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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