Authors of Colour #PrideLibrary19 🌈

The Pride Library 2019 Challenge is hosted by Library Looter, Anniek’s Library and Michelle Likes Things. Join in on it anytime or link your post in the comments so I see it! Also all reviews I’ve written will be linked.

Here’s a couple of the authors I’ve read & loved.

Bejamin Alire Sáenz

  • Born in New Mexico
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: ultimate gay teenage summer-vibe romance (both Mexan-American)
  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life: YA with the most kind-hearted gay, hispanic dad character that possibly ever existed
  • Also has a lot of contemporary more adult LGBT fiction, which I didn’t realize before now

Malinda Lo

  • Asian-American, cofounded http://www.diversityinya.com/ with Cindy Pon (Silver Phoenix)
  • Ash: lesbian YA romance, retelling of Cinderella
  • Also written “Huntress”, “Adaption” and “Inheritance”

Anna-Marie McLemore

  • Mexican-American
  • “When the moon was ours” is on my TBR this month, with a romance between a queer Latina girl and a trans Pakistani-American boy. I only found out now that her husband is also transgender!
  • “Wild beauty” is also a book I’ve been wanting to read. It has a Latina bisexual girl as main character and genderqueer side characters.

Adam Silvera

  • Puerto Rican
  • “What if it’s us”: cute romance with gay guys
  • “They both die at the end”: two latino characters where one guy is bisexual and the other gay
  • “History is all you left me”: three gay/queer guys and lots of crying I predict, which is why I haven’t read it yet

Julian Winters

  • I just read and fell in love with “Running with lions” this month. It’s centered around a inclusive football team where so many of the guys are bi/gay, one of them Pakistani muslim, and the main character Sebastian Hughes is bi

There’s so many more authors I want to read books from like Claire Kann, Natasha Ngan & Sabina Khan. The TBR is just tooo long sometimes!!! It’s exciting, but also so many books to get to.

Also I fell down the rabbit hole of googling whether inuits and sami people were defined as ‘people of colour’, just to find Frozen-debates dominating the google-searches, so if anyone have the answer that would be great. Here in Europe the racism is often based on ethnic groups, which is just as bad, but less confusing on where the lines of distinction are drawn.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and if you liked them! Please link your post if you’re participating so I see it and recommend any LGBTQ books you’ve loved.

5 thoughts on “Authors of Colour #PrideLibrary19 🌈

  1. Mel June 11, 2019 / 1:01 am

    I keep meaning to read Anna-Marie McLemore! All her books sound so good and I love a good magical realism story. Wild Beauty is on my tbr for pride this month.

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    • aquapages // eline June 11, 2019 / 5:20 pm

      I just dnf’ed Wild beauty because while I had so high hopes for it and love magical realism, nothing in the book connected for me. I’ve had this problem with a couple other magical realism type books, where the characters and plot just seems off and there’s always a build-up of mystery that never delivers. Hopefully you’ll like it better though! Want to give “when the moon was ours” by her a shot as well soon, so I’ll see if it was a once case thing or not.

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      • Mel June 11, 2019 / 7:57 pm

        I’m curious about that one as well! I hope you like that one better than wild beauty.

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