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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.

2020 Selections:

January 27th, 2020, 7pm: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

February 24th, 7pm: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

March 23rd, 7pm: Yellow House by Sarah Broom

April 27th, 7pm: Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

May 25th, 7pm: New options! So We Can Glow: Stories or When You Were Everything or a book of your choosing for discussion (preferably by a woman/womxn of color) on Zoom. Email for info to join.

June 22nd, 7pm: Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

July 27th, 7pm: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

August 24th, 7pm: Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

September 28th, 7pm: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

October 26th, 7pm: Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin


Previous Titles: 2019

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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

September 2020 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection

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Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492679011
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - September 20th, 2019

October 2020 Well-Read Black Girl reading group selection