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)

The Thirty Names of Night
Joukhadar, Zeyn
Joukhadar’s evocative follow-up to The Map of Salt and Stars explores a 20-something Syrian-American trans man’s journey of self-discovery. (Publishers Weekly)
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The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Khan, Sabina
After her conservative Muslim parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, Rukhsana Ali finds herself whisked off to Bangladesh and must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path. (NoveList)
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Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Lo, Malinda
Finally, the intersectional, lesbian, historical teen novel so many readers have been waiting for. (Kirkus)
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Love After the End
This exciting and groundbreaking fiction anthology showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous) writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism’s histories. (NoveList)
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Too Much Lip
Lucashenko, Melissa
Sneaking back to Bundjalung country to attend her father's deathbed, an outspoken, queer First Nations Australian woman confronts the ghosts of her ancestors to prevent her family's spiritual home from being turned into a prison. (NoveList)
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Brown, White, Black
Mehra, Nishta
Describes how the author's experiences as an Indian-American, the wife of a white Christian woman and the mother of an adopted black son have been challenged by rigid cultural family norms. (NoveList)
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Mouths of Rain
A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press's perennial seller Words of Fire. (NoveList)
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The Groom Will Keep His Name
Ortile, Matt
This collection of essays from a gay Filipino immigrant follows his path through both the real and virtual queer culture, confronting questions of sex, power and his fight to resist norms of whiteness and sexuality. (NoveList)
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Each of Us A Desert
Oshiro, Mark
Destined to a solitary life in the desert, a storyteller longing for a kindred spirit encounters the cold and beautiful daughter of her village's murderous conqueror before nightmarish threats challenge their unlikely relationship. (NoveList)
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A Night at the Sweet Gum Head
Padgett, Marty
An electric and intimate story of 1970s gay Atlanta through its bedazzling drag clubs and burgeoning rights activism. Coursing with a pumped-up beat, gay Atlanta was the South's mecca-a beacon for gays and lesbians growing up in its homophobic towns andcities. There, the Sweet Gum Head was the club for achieving drag stardom. Martin Padgett evokes the fantabulous disco decade by going deep into the lives of two men who shaped and were shaped by this city: John Greenwell, an Alabama runaway who found himself and his avocation performing as the exquisite Rachel Wells; and Bill Smith, who took to the streets and city hall to change antigay laws. (NoveList)
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