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

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde discussion: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow discussion: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi discussion: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 6:30 PM 


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

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid discussion: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story 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) Cover Image
$15.99
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 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: An Oprah's Book Club Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

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

The Bold World by Jodie Patterson discussion: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM 


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The Mothers: A Novel 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: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062931061
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 26th, 2021

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


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

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


Bingo Love Volume 1 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 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 Cover Image
$27.00
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
$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) 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 Cover Image
$17.95
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 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 Cover Image
$18.99
Unavailable
ISBN: 9781419739828
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

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


Royal Holiday 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 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 Cover Image
$30.00
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
$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 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: 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
$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 Cover Image
$25.95
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780525521273
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

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


Freshwater 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 Cover Image
$25.00
Unavailable
ISBN: 9780525533672
Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

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