Book: Read any book with strong female characters, or written by an author from any minority group; any story about a minority overcoming their oppressors either individually or as a group. OR: A book set in New York City.
Well, Angela: Queen of Hel has strong female characters in Angela, Sera, and Leah; the author is a queer woman; the story features Angela going to Hel to rescue her trans POC angel girlfriend from slavery (again) and them working together to free Sera from her captors (and leading a rebellion to free the other angel slaves in Hel); and after the main characters leave Hel, the rest of the book takes place in New York City. Just to get a little bit of everything from the challenge in there. Obviously, I had to use it for this square.