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.

**Note that all meetings have been moved virtually** Contact shane.m@left-bank.com for your invitation to join.


2021 Titles

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

August 23rd, 7pm: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

September 27th, 7pm: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

October 25th, 7pm: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

November 22nd, 7pm: Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

December 20th, 7pm: Hood Feminism by Miki Kendall


Previous Titles: 2019, 2020

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560562
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021