A nod to the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. We in Center for the Reader, along with countless other library workers worldwide, aim to a provide a safe space for the LGBT+ and POC communities.
Check out this article on trans authors across the literary spectrum — children’s, nonfiction, and fiction alike. Click the author’s name for more info, or click a title to place your hold on the fiction titles Book Riot writer Constance Augusta Zaber mentions, below:
Jamie Berrout – Incomplete Short Stories and Essays The fiction in this collection take on a range of themes and forms that explores oppression, literature, and life as a trans woman of color.
Jamie Berrout – Otros Valles A novel drawing from literary fiction, memoir, and science fiction to tell the story of a non-binary trans Latina lesbian looking for community and family in the Deep South.
Vivek Shraya – She of the Mountains With roots in Hindu mythology Shraya’s illustrated novel explores the relationship of body and self and how we experience cultural expectations of gender and sexuality.
Sybil Lamb – I’ve Got a Time Bomb A traumatic head injury complicates Sybil’s surreal journey through cities of trans women, sex, and drugs. Honestly I’m not even sure how to begin describing this book.
Imogen Binnie – Nevada A modern on-the-road story about Maria Griffiths, your typical f**k-up trans girl in Brooklyn who steals her girlfriend’s car to drive across America with a whole bunch of drugs.
Speculative, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Fiction
Dane Figueroa Edidi – Brew Arjana’s life is Baltimore is complicated enough already with high school, being trans, and witchcraft, but things get even stranger as her powerful mother is threatened by dark forces.