Well-Read Black Girl
Well-Read Black Girl is a book club dedicated to Black women writers.
The words loved me and I loved them in return. ~ Sonia Sanchez
Our goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women. Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs are part of a nationwide movement and meet across the country. Our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club will meet this month on Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm. This month, the conversation will be on Jacqueline Woodson's Red at the Bone. Our WRBG Book Club will always be led by and focus on women of color, but all are welcome to attend.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson: An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Moving forward and backward in time, [the] novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child.
"To understand the soul of a woman, we must understand the heart of the girl she once was... This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters. There is pain on these pages but hope glimmers between the lines." -Tayari Jones, bestselling author of An American Marriage, in O Magazine