Book Recs: Books By and About QPOC

Today, I have for you a massive rec list of books by and about QPOC (and Latinx authors/characters). There are fifty books on here – though that isn’t the sum total of those I know, so if your favourite isn’t here, it’s simply because I couldn’t fit it.

It’s gonna go like this: I’ve split this post into contemporary, historical, science fiction or dystopia, and fantasy sections. In each section, half the books have been released, half are upcoming (barring sci fi, where I could only find 4 upcoming releases).

So, enjoy!



Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
Patsy by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

The Athena Protocol by Shamin Sarif
Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed
Final Draft by Riley Redgate
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Jake in the Box by Ryan Douglass
Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon
The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
How it All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons



That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole
Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif

Escaping Mr. Rochester by L. L. McKinney
Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunnit by Lilliam Rivera
Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson
Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar


Sci fi or dystopia

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Waiting on a Bright Moon by JY Yang
And Shall Machines Surrender by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu
Phoenix Extravagant
 by Yoon Ha Lee
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Second Coming by André-Naquian Wheeler



Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Black Veins by Ashia Monet
Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
Buuza!! by Shazleen Khan
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore
Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan


And breathe.

What would you rec?


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