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.
**Note that all meetings have been moved virtually** Contact Shane.email@example.com for your invitation to join.
January 25th, 2021, 7pm: Last Children of Mill Creek by Vivian Gibson
February 22nd, 2021, 7pm: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
March 22nd, 2021, 7pm: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
April 26th, 2021, 7pm: Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
May 24th, 7pm: Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (first half)
June 28th, 7pm: Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (second half)
July 26th, 7pm: Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold by Bolu Babalola
May and June 2021 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection
July 2021 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection