Love in Color by Bolu Babalola

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A book of love stories based on myths and folklore from cultures around the world. I was delighted by the fact that all of the stories were centered around the women (and I, of course, loved the sapphic tale based on Egyptian mythology). A stunning collection for anyone who wants to put a little love in their heart... Click to continue reading!

Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston

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I have never read a book like this before. West African mythology and history + a Black, queer MC + an interdimensional, genderqueer alien (who is also part demon)... this story has it all and more. While I can't say that I would highly recommend it due to the disjointed and somewhat messy writing, I am glad that I read it, and I would encourage anyone who is interested in a very unique reading experience to give it a try, especially if you typically enjoy YA... Click to continue reading!

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez

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I’ll admit that I am not particularly drawn to vampire novels. I don’t know why; I guess I just always think of Twilight and immediately assume the worst (apologies to any Twilight fans who may be reading). But when I found out about this LGBTQ vampire novel penned by a Black, lesbian author in the early 1990s, I knew that I would never again think of vampire novels in the same light... Click to continue reading!