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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers. We encourage book club ambassadors to highlight classic novels written by  Black women (i.e. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison) and bring visibility to debut authors like Elizabeth Acevedo, Brit Bennett, and Tomi Adeyemi. Our curated reading list celebrates the work of underrepresented writers and encourages readers who feel inspired by what we’re doing to be a part of our community.

While the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black women writers, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we're doing to join us and be a part of our community.

Left Bank Books will be working with Well-Read Black Girl Book Club to bring this wonderful program to St. Louis. The group is inviting new members to join us as we get started. It is free and open to the public. If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information, please email Shane. We also encourage you and your friends to show up and experience the group for yourself. We will try to find a day that works best for the majority of people interested as the group progresses. The books will be offered at 20% off the month before and the month of the reading group both online and in the store.

2019 Selections:

Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 7pm: The Travelers by Regina Porter

Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 7pm: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 7pm: Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 7pm: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 7pm: Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson

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Everything Inside: Stories Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780525521273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

September 2019 Well-Read Black Girl Book Club selection


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Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780525535270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

October 2019 Well-Read Black Girl Book Club selection


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Some Places More Than Others Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681191089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

November 2019 Well-Read Black Girl Book Club selection