September’s Virtual Pride Book Club: Queer books by Black authors!

Submitted by edawson on August 19, 2020 - 9:13am

We are excited to announce our brand new Virtual Pride Book Club for Teens! Several of our branches held in-person Pride Book Clubs in the before times, and now we are taking it virtual! This means that teens from all over Sonoma County, between the ages of 13-18 can join. We will be meeting at 3:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Instead of having everyone read the same book, there will be a theme each month. The theme for September 2020 is queer YA by Black authors. You can select a book that fits the theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own! For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the September 1 book club, visit https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479858.

Here are some of our recommendations:

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (he/him)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her).
You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
Watch Melissa’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus (she/her)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)
You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
Watch Stuart’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (she/her)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)
You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive. And as an e-audiobook on Hoopla!
Watch Terra’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

How to Be Remy Cameron

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (he/him)
Recommended by Alex (she/her)
You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book via Hoopla.

Watch Alex’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

The Sound of Stars

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (she/her)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)
You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive. And as an e-audiobook on Hoopla!

Watch Javier’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

More Queer YA books by Black authors:

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story
by Kacen Callender (they/them)

Odd One Out

Odd One Out
by Nic Stone (she/her)

Blade So Black

Blade So Black
by L. L. McKinney (she/her)

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After
by Kacen Callender (they/them)

Pet

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi (they/them)

Running With Lions

Running With Lions
by Julian Winters (he/him)

By Any Means Necessary

By Any Means Necessary
by Candice Montgomery (non-binary she/her/Dad)

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure
by Camryn Garrett (she/her)

The Weight of the Stars

The Weight of the Stars
by Kayla Ancrum (she/her)

The Wicker King

The Wicker King
by Kayla Ancrum (she/her)

If it Makes you Happy

If it Makes you Happy
by Claire Kann (she/her)

The Good Luck Girls

The Good Luck Girls
by Charlotte Micole Davis (she/her)

All Boys Aren’t Blue

All Boys Aren’t Blue
by George M. Johnson (he/him)

This is What it Feels Like

This is What it Feels Like
by Rebecca Barrow (she/her)

The Beauty that Remains

The Beauty that Remains
by Ashley Woodfolk (she/her)

Little & Lion

Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert (she/her)

Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land
by Elizabeth Acevedo (she/her)

 

Other media:

Music

Dirty Computer

Dirty Computer
by Janelle Monae (on Hoopla)

Movies

Rafiki

Rafiki
(on Hoopla)

 

 

 

 

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