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TOP 21 OF 2021

Well-Read Black Girl Book Group

Hi, everyone! We are excited to announce that our Well-Read Black Girl book group is officially back! We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm (with the occasional change to avoid major holidays). 

First, we would like to honor those who were with WCF's WRBG book group before the city shut down. (Thank you for hanging in there!!) 

And in an attempt to prioritize community safety, all of WCF's book groups are currently meeting virtually. So, please email to receive the Zoom link for our meetings (or if you have any questions!)

"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." –Founder Glory Edim 

We hold space for any person of color. We hold communities accountable for our safety and well being. We are forever pro black. Book group members receive 10% off the book group pick. 

Facilitator: Staffer Raven Stubbs

Just as I Am: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062931061
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Just As I Am discussion: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Aya Cover Image
ISBN: 9781894937900
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - February 20th, 2007

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Aya November 17, 2021

When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062982650
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** When No One Is Watching Wednesday, October 27, 2021 

Bingo Love Volume 1 Cover Image
By Tee Franklin, Jenn St Onge (Artist), Joy San (Artist)
ISBN: 9781534307506
Published: Image Comics - February 20th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Bingo Love, vol. 1, discussion: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me Cover Image
By Fatimah Asghar (Editor), Safia Elhillo (Editor)
ISBN: 9781608466047
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - April 16th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Halal if You Hear Me discussion: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593329191
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - June 8th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Dear Senthuran discussion: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Salt Eaters (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679740766
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 1992

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Salt Eaters discussion: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum #59) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781880238882
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2000

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Blessing the Boats discussion: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Warmth of Other Suns discussion: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062484154
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Whatever Happened To Interracial Love? discussion: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 

Raybearer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419739828
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Raybearer discussion: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 

Royal Holiday Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593099049
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Berkley - October 13th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Royal Holiday discussion: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 

Ironheart Vol. 1: Those With Courage Cover Image
By Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda (By (artist))
ISBN: 9781302915087
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Marvel - July 23rd, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Ironheart vol. 1 discussion: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450215
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

*** PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Just Us discussion: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Bad Feminist discussion: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Street Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780358187547
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Street discussion: Sunday, February 16, 2020

Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Girl, Woman, Other discussion on November 2019

Co-hosted by SILVER ROOM, and this meeting will be held at their Hyde Park location (1506 E. 53rd St.)

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250173539
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 25th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Dressed in Dreams discussion on Sunday, October 27, 2019

This month we are partnering with black girls read chicago. We will still meet at the store at 1 pm.

Everything Inside: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525521273
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Everything Inside discussion on Sunday, September 29, 2019

Freshwater Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Freshwater discussion on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lot: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525533672
Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Lot discussion on Sunday, July 28, 2019