Expanded open hours
Reopened libraries are now open more hours per week! Visit our Hours and Locations page for an up-to-date list of Library open hours. Masks are still required for entry; thank you for your cooperation.
Book Bingo NW 2021: QTBIPOC
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2021 category: QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, or person of color). (Created May 2021)

United States of Grace
Duncan, Lenny
The author of Dear Church presents a deeply personal story about growing up Black and queer in the U.S., examining pressing issues like poverty, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and LGBTQ inclusion through an intimate portrayal of his life's struggles and joys. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View United States of Grace

& More Black
Ford, T'ai Freedom
T'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman's American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford's words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion--poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View & More Black

Naturally Tan
France, Tan
The "Queer Eye" star and designer recounts his complicated early life as a closeted gay youth from a traditional South Asian family in Yorkshire, sharing insights into his coming of age, emergence as an artist, and happy marriage. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View Naturally Tan

We Have Always Been Here
Habib, Samra
A queer Muslim woman recounts her emotional, sexual, and spiritual unfurling. (Kirkus)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View We Have Always Been Here

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
Hartman, Saidiya V.
Traces a lesser-known time of radical transformation of black life in early 20th-century America, revealing how a large number of black women forged relationships, families and jobs that were more empowered and typically indifferent to moral dictates. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Hernandez, Catherine
The author of Scarborough presents a dystopian tale set in a near-future world where a queer Black performer and his allies fight an oppressive regime that is incarcerating the LGBTQ+ community, people of color and the disabled. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View Crosshairs

We Are Here
Hernandez, Jasmin
Confidently curated by Jasmin Hernandez, the dynamic founder of Gallery Gurls, We Are Here presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world. Centering BIPOC, with a particular focus on queer, trans, nonbinary, and BIWOC, this collection features fifty of the most influential voices in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View We Are Here

Johnson, E. Patrick
In this engaging and moving book, E. Patrick Johnson combines magical realism, poetry, and performative writing to bear witness to the real-life stories of black southern queer women in ways that reveal the complexity of identity and the challenges these women face. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View Honeypot

All Boys Aren't Blue
Johnson, George M.
A first book by the prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist shares personal essays that chronicle his childhood, adolescence and college years as a Black queer youth, exploring subjects ranging from gender identity and toxic masculinity to structural marginalization and Black joy. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: Available
View All Boys Aren't Blue

The Space Between Worlds
Johnson, Micaiah
A cross-dimensional examination of identity, privilege and belonging follows the adventures of a rare survivor whose counterparts in other realities have died and who stumbles on a dangerous secret threatening her new home and fragile place in it. (NoveList)
Format: Book
Availability: All copies in use
View The Space Between Worlds
Staff Picks for Kids
Staff Picks for Teens
Staff Picks for Adults 50+
Adults' Virtual Display
Get a
Library Card
Have a question?
Ask Us
Sign up for our email newsletters
Get the latest about Library events, new programs and services and other Library news delivered to your inbox.
Sign up now
Ask Us
If you need help or have a question or suggestion, we want to hear from you. You can reach Library staff by chat, email or phone during open hours.
Support your Library
Find out how you can support your Library by donating money, books or your time as a volunteer.
About Us Accessibility Careers Contact Hours & Locations
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1109
206-386-4636 or Ask Us
Find us on:
© 2021 The Seattle Public Library Privacy Policy Terms of Use
SPL - Home Books & Media Books & E-Books Staff Picks