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Birtha, Becky


For Nights Like This One: Stories of Loving Women, XXX: Frog in the Well,1983.
Lovers' Choice, Berkeley: Seal Press, 1987.
The Forbidden Poems, Berkeley: Seal Press, 1991.

Children's Books

Grandmama’s Pride, Morton Grove: Albert Whitman & Company, 2005.
Lucky Beans, Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 2010.
Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated, Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 2017.

Work in Anthologies and Journals:
“Leftovers” in Sinister Wisdom 9, edited by Harriet Desmoines and Catherine Nicolson, Lincoln: Sinister Wisdom, 1979.

“Maria de las Rosas” in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, edited by Barbara Smith, New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983.

“Jonnieruth” in Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction, edited by Terry McMillan, New York: Penguin Books, 1990. Also in Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent, edited by Margaret Busby, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992.

“Babies” in Revolutionary Tales: African American Women's Short Stories, from the First Story to the Present, edited by Bill V. Mullen, New York: Laurel Leaf, 1995.

“Ice Castles” in Go the Way Your Blood Beats: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Fiction by African-American Writers, edited by Shawn Stewart Ruff, New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1996.

“Accept it Gracefully-- Keeping Our Creative Gifts Alive” keynote address, Washington DC: Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns, 1991.

Bibliography compiled by Sara Gregory