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. Check out our chapter's official Facebook page for more info.
Our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club will meet this month on Sunday, November 24 at 3 pm.
This month, the conversation will be on Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House. Our WRBG Book Club will always be led by and focus on women of color, but all are welcome to attend.
“Every few years, a book comes along that teaches readers of memoir how to read and writers of memoir how to write. Calling Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House a memoir feels wrong. Somehow, Broom created a book that feels bigger, finer, more daring than the form itself. The Yellow House literally taught me how to read and write. I will never write or read about family, longing, blackness, femininity, joy and state-sanctioned terror the same way after sitting with this book. Broom narratively glides through choppy air almost in slow-motion, and when I least expect it, she digs into the ground of New Orleans conjuring the most humanely massive intervention I’ve read in 21st century memoir writing.”—Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy