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 wcfBlackGirl@gmail.com 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

Email: wcfBlackGirl@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for our meetings (or if you have any questions!)

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones discussion: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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Communion: The Female Search for Love (Love Song to the Nation #2) By bell hooks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060938291
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 24th, 2002

Communion: The Female Search for Love by bell hooks discussion: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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Build Yourself a Boat By Camonghne Felix Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608466115
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - April 23rd, 2019

Build Yourself a Boat by Camonghne Felix discussion: Wednesday, November 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942951
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discussion: Wednesday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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Such a Fun Age By Kiley Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541912
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 20th, 2021

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid discussion: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 


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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi discussion: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 


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Memphis: A Novel By Tara M. Stringfellow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593230480
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: The Dial Press - April 5th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow discussion: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 


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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography By Audre Lorde Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780895941220
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Crossing Press - January 1st, 1982

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde discussion: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 


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The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation By Jodie Patterson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399179037
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Ballantine Books - February 11th, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Bold World by Jodie Patterson discussion: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 


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The Mothers: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184529
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** The Mothers by Brit Bennett discussion: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 


Just as I Am By Cicely Tyson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062931078
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Amistad - February 15th, 2022

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson discussion: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 


When No One Is Watching: A Thriller By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole discussion: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 


Bingo Love Volume 1 By Tee Franklin, Jenn St Onge (Artist), Joy San (Artist) Cover Image
By Tee Franklin, Jenn St Onge (Artist), Joy San (Artist)
$9.99
Unavailable
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 By Fatimah Asghar (Editor), Safia Elhillo (Editor) Cover Image
By Fatimah Asghar (Editor), Safia Elhillo (Editor)
$19.95
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 By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593329207
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - June 7th, 2022

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


The Salt Eaters (Vintage Contemporaries) By Toni Cade Bambara Cover Image
$15.95
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) By Lucille Clifton Cover Image
$20.00
Unavailable
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 By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.95
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 By Kathleen Collins Cover Image
$15.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780062484154
Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

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


Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419739835
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 3rd, 2021

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


Royal Holiday By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593099049
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Berkley - October 13th, 2020

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


Ironheart Vol. 1: Those With Courage By Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda (By (artist))
$17.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781302915087
Published: Marvel - July 23rd, 2019

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


Just Us: An American Conversation By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781644450635
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

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


Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

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


The Street By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358187547
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

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


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On our shelves recently
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 By Tanisha C. Ford Cover Image
$27.99
Unavailable
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 (Vintage Contemporaries) By Edwidge Danticat Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563051
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

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


Freshwater By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

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


Lot: Stories By Bryan Washington Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525533689
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

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