The basic idea of this challenge is to read books about GLBT topics and/or by GLBT authors.
The challenge runs year-round, and there will be three levels of participation:
· Lambda Level: Read 4 books.
· Pink Triangle Level: Read 8 books.
· Rainbow Level: Read 12 or more books.
You don't need to choose your books right away, and they can change at any time. Overlaps with other challenges are fine.
Prizes! There will be prizes, both for this main challenge and for various mini-challenges throughout the year. Keep an eye on the blog for details.
I will focus on YA but I have a few adult titles I’d like to read and I will focus on poc and women but not exclusively. My target level is Pink Triangle. Here’s my short list:
A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Some of Us Did Not Die by June Jordan
Magic or Misery by Peter Marino (YA)
The God Box by Alex Sanchez (YA)
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (YA)
M+O 4EVR by Tonya Hegamin (YA)
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
Dramarama by E. Lockhart (YA)
Books I recommend:
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Burn by Black Artemis
The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin (memoir)
Luna by Julie Ann Perters (Transgender; boy to girl) YA
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittenger (Transgender; girl to boy) YA
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson YA (Lesbian)
The House You Pass On The Way By Jacqueline Woodson YA (questioning orientation/Lesbian)
Down To The Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole YA (Lesbian)
What do you think? Interested? Have you read any of these?