Fiction about lesbian, bisexual, and queer women of color
Fiction featuring protagonists or main characters who are lesbian, bisexual, or queer women of color (non-white: black, Latina, Asian, Middle Eastern, indigenous, etc.).
1 The Children of Gavrilek (V...
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2 The Color Purple
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3 Zami: A New Spelling of My ...
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4 Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia,...
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5 Down to the Bone
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6 Huntress
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7 SBF Seeking
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7 I Can't Think Straight
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7 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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7 Crossroads
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7 The Paths of Marriage
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12 If You Could Be Mine
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12 K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of S...
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14 Coffee Will Make You Black
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14 Hades' Disciples (The Legac...
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14 Consequences
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17 The Women of Brewster Place
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17 Lies We Tell Ourselves
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19 Zeus' Warriors (The Legacy ...
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20 Skim
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20 Bliss
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20 Choices
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20 Otherbound
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24 The Gilda Stories
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25 The Telling (Hainish Cycle #8)
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26 The House You Pass on the Way
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27 Ash
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27 The Necessary Hunger
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27 BrookLyn's Journey
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27 "Daisuki." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #1)
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27 In Keisha's Shadow
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27 Hungry Ghost (Tales of the ...
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27 Boyfriends with Girlfriends
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27 Island in the Sea of Time (...
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27 The Pyramid Waltz
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27 The World Unseen
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27 Tastes Like Cherry
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27 Ascension
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27 Taking the Long Way
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40 Lunatic Fringe (Tales of th...
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40 A Map of Home
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40 Against the Tide of Years (...
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40 Me and You and Daisies
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44 Indiscretions- Tales of Lov...
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44 On the Oceans of Eternity (...
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44 Midnight Robber
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47 Name Me Nobody
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47 Dangerous Pleasures
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47 Two Spirits: A Story of Lif...
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47 Under the Lights (Daylight ...
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47 Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of...
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52 Brown Girl in the Ring
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52 White Teeth
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54 The Salt Roads
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54 The Shattering
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54 Peach Blossom Pavilion
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57 Liar
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57 Ruby
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57 Under An Emerald Sky
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60 The Teahouse Fire
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61 Gold Mountain
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message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Does anyone know which books on this list have bisexual characters? The only ones I'm familiar with have lesbian characters or general queer/nolabel characters.


message 3: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Sarah—
I would say Down to the Bone and A Map of Home, but perhaps they would actually be part of your "general queer/no label" category. It depends on how you define bisexual, as an umbrella term for attraction to more than one gender, or as a specific identity that only exists with the self-conscious adoption of the label. You also may be interested in this list, if you haven't seen it yet: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/28...


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I'm considering it as a conscious identity in and of itself, not merely an umbrella. And while I don't know all the books on this list, I don't think any of them feature women of color that actually call themselves bisexual. Unfortunately I think that racism/white supremacy and bierasure are combining in a really horrible way here.


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