Happy Pride and Summer Book Bingo, y’all! Gender can be messy and wonderful and specific and fluid; a source of anxiety for some and self-contentment for others. These authors and their characters, stories, and poems explore the infinite spectrum of human identities and experiences.
Maia Kobabe’s cathartic graphic memoir Gender Queer follows eir exploration of self, including how to come out as non-binary and ace, bonding with friends over queer slashfic, and the tumult and confusion that accompany adolescent crushing.
In their latest collection of poetry, Homie, Danez Smith reflects on the intersections of personal loss, race, and queerness.
The nine stories of the debut collection Manywhere by Morgan Thomas witness Southern queer and genderqueer characters tenaciously finding themselves reflected in the annals of history.
Jonny Appleseed from Joshua Whitehead sees young two-spirit indigiqueer Jonny prepare to return to the rez for his step-father’s funeral, struggling to reconcile his many worlds.
The first novella of the Tensorate series, Neon Yang’s The Black Tides of Heaven intently unfurls its tapestry, with a mysterious magic system, and both personal and political tensions growing in a kingdom where youth are agender until choosing for themselves.
Hari Ziyad chronicles their tumultuous life experiences in Black Boy Out of Time, often characterized by what the Ziyad terms “misafropedia,” or “the anti-Black disdain for children and childhood that Black youth experience.”
Checkout this staff list for more queer reads! Book Bingo NW 2022: Non-binary/genderqueer/two-spirit author or character
For more ideas for books to meet your Summer Book Bingo challenge, follow our Shelf Talk #BookBingoNW2022 series or check the hashtag #BookBingoNW2022 on social media. Book bingo is presented in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures.
~ posted by Mychal L.