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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 recieve 10% off the book group pick. 

Facilitator: Staffer Raven Stubbs

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

The Warmth of Other Suns discussion Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom


Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum #59) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781880238882
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2000

Blessing the Boats discussion Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm


The Salt Eaters (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679740766
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 1992

The Salt Eaters discussion Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593329191
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 8th, 2021

Dear Senthuran discussion Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm


The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me Cover Image
By Fatimah Asghar (Editor), Safia Elhillo (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781608466047
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Haymarket Books - April 16th, 2019

Halal if You Hear Me discussion Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 6:30pm


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

Bingo Love, vol. 1, discussion Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm


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

When No One Is Watching discussion Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Aya Cover Image
Unavailable from our sources
ISBN: 9781894937900
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - February 20th, 2007

Aya discussion Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm


Just as I Am: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
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


Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062484154
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

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


Raybearer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739828
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

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


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

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


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

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


Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

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


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Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

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


The Street Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358187547
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

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


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) 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 Cover Image
Unavailable from our sources
ISBN: 9781250173539
Availability: Unavailable
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
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521273
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

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


Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
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
Unavailable from our sources
ISBN: 9780525533672
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

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