This past weekend in Washington DC, the Smithsonian’s historic Arts & Industries building was home to the most important gathering of artists you have ever seen. The CrossLines pop-up culture lab on intersectionality brought together over 40 artists and scholars to explore race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, etc.
I was fortunate enough to be invited and helped organize a Reading Lounge and live podcasts — while artist Matt Huynh painted a mural in real time the entire weekend. One of the questions I got asked the most was about the books we included, so after the jump you can find a complete list of books we had in the Lounge!
|Thief of Thieves Volume 5||Andy Diggle, Adriano Lucas, Shawn Martinbrough|
|Muqtatafat: A Comics Anthology Featuring Artists From the Middle East Region||Anna Mudd, A. David Lewis and Paul Beran, editors|
|Saga||Brian Vaughn, Fiona Staples|
|Zots: Serpent and Shield||Daniel Parada|
|Shaft: A Complicated Man||David Walker, Bilquis Evely|
|Same Difference||Derek Kirk Kim|
|Hip-Hop Family Tree||Ed Piskor|
|100 Crushes||Elisha Lim|
|Your Brain on Latino Comics||Frederick Luis Aldama|
|Ms. Marvel Volume 1||G. Willow Wilson, Jake Wyatt, Adrian Alphona|
|Boxers & Saints||Gene Luen Yang|
|American Born Chinese||Gene Luen Yang|
|The Shadow Hero||Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew|
|Love and Rockets New Stories #1||Hernandez Brothers|
|Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 1||Hope Nicholson, editor|
|Lola: A Ghost Story||J. Torres, Elbert Orr|
|Comics! By Javier Hernandez||Javier Hernandez|
|Descender, Vol 1: Tin Stars||Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen|
|Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology||Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Jerry Ma, Keith Chow, editors|
|Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology||Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Jerry Ma, Keith Chow, editors|
|March: Book One||John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell|
|RUNLOVEKILL||Jon Tsuei, Eric Canete|
|Tina’s Mouth||Keshni Kashyap, Mari Araki|
|Why I Hate Saturn||Kyle Baker|
|Latino USA: A Cartoon History||Lalo Alcaraz|
|One Hundred Demons||Lynda Barry|
|Skim||Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki|
|Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories||MariNaomi|
|Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story||Mat Johnson, Simon Gane|
|Incognegro||Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece|
|Citizen 13660||Mine Okubo|
|Night Fisher||R. Kikuo Johnson|
|Usagi Yojimbo, Book 1||Stan Sakai|
|I Think I am in Friend-Love with You||Yumi Sakagawa|
|Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe||Yumi Sakagawa|
Many thanks to Lawrence Minh-Bui and the whole Smithsonian APA crew for organizing everything!
8 thoughts on “The Official NOC #CrossLines Reading List”
Nice! Here are more books for me to check out!
I’m so honored that you included Long Hidden. Thank you!
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This has been up since May and I had no idea my book was on such a great list. Seriously, the company I’m keeping is far above my station. It also happens to be a kick-ass list for fiction by and about people of colour.
My only quibble is the link to my book leads to someone else’s book instead of mine. You can find mine here, or you can just click the link on my website. You know. If you still care and all. Seeing as this was posted in May and we’re in November. But some of you have Christmas presents to get right? Well, here’s a list full of good options. Go have fun with it!
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