Lesbrary Links: “Quiet” LGBTQ Book Censorship, 1920s Sapphic Lit, and More

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I follow hundreds of queer book blogs to scout out the best sapphic book news and reviews! Many of them get posted on Tumblr and Twitter as I discover them, but my favourites get saved for these link compilations. Here are some of the posts I’ve found interesting in the last few weeks.

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the cover of The Queer Bible
the cover of Heather Has Two Mommies
the cover of Perfect on Paper
the cover of Sailor Moon Vol 8

LGBTQIA+ Books Are Under Attack as More Bills and Bans Take Them Out of Libraries and Classrooms—Here’s How Community Members Are Fighting Back.

On that note: Librarians Fight Back Against Efforts to Ban Books in Schools.

Ridgeland, Mississippi mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 from the library system until all “homosexual materials” are removed. You can help raise funds for them. (One Ridgeland woman spoke out about how LGBTQ books in the library helped her get through being a gay teen.)

LGBTQ+ books are being quietly pulled from Washington State Middle School.

Here’s how Sailor Moon was censored in the U.S., including in making the lesbian couple cousins (yikes).

the cover of The Weight of the Stars
Shadow Life cover
the cover of Butter Honey Pig Bread
the cover of Nevada by Imogen Binnie
the cover of The Last Nude

ReadOut: A Festival of Lesbian Literature is taking place on Zoom February 18-20.

The nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards have been announced, including for comics.

Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian shared her favourite reads of 2021.

Here are best queer books Book Rioter Laura Sackton discovered from doing the Read Harder challenge.

Read these sapphic novels set in the 1920s.

This list of books with adorable lesbian characters also has a flow chart for what to read next.

The Circus Infinite
the cover of Stray City
the cover of Ascension
the cover of Major Surgery by Lola Keeley
the cover of Before You Say I Do by Clare Lydon

Read these queer space opera books.

Here are 8 queer punk and counterculture books set in the 90s.

This Short Fiction Playlist features five queer stories that find humor in sad places.

Try these 14 F/F medical romances to raise your heart rate.

These sapphic slow burn romances are also on sale.

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the cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club
the cover of Written on the Body
Fiona and Jane cover
the cover of The Last One

The cover for Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir has been revealed!

Carmen Maria Machado is coming out with a new short story collection!

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo was named a Printz honor, the Stonewall Book Award Young Adult winner, and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Youth Literature category at the ALA Youth Media Awards.

Melissa Febos wrote about the gift of reading Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson as a teenager.

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho was reviewed at the Washington Blade.

The Last One by Fatima Daas was reviewed at the Guardian.

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