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.

Meetings will be held in-person at Left Bank Books as well as on-line. Contact shane.m@left-bank.com for your invitation to join virtually.

2023 Titles:

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

Previous Titles: 20222019, 2020, 2021

The Sugar Jar: Create Boundaries, Embrace Self-Healing, and Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life By Yasmine Cheyenne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063162365
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: HarperOne - December 27th, 2022