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.
Meetings will be held in-person at Left Bank Books as well as on-line. Contact email@example.com for your invitation to join virtually.
Monday, January 23rd, 7pm: Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic by Valerie Boyd
Monday, February 27th, 7pm: All About Love by bell hooks
Monday, March 27th, 7pm: Gone Like Yesterday by Janelle M. Williams
Monday, April 24th, 7pm: Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Monday, May 22nd, 7pm: Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola
Monday, June 26th, 7pm: Finding Me by Viola Davis
Monday, July 24th, 7pm: Moonrise Over New Jessup by Jamila Minnicks
Monday, August 28th, 7pm: Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi
Monday, September 25th, 7pm: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Monday, October 23rd, 7pm: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Monday, November 27th, 7pm: Sankofa: A Novel by Chibundu Onuzo
Monday, December 18th, 7pm: The Sugar Jar by Yasmine Cheyenne