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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! Beginning with our relaunch meeting on Weds., Sept. 23, 2020, we will be meeting 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!!) So, our September selection will pick up where we left off-- with a discussion of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.

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

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

Raybearer discussion: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom

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

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Wednesday, December 16, 2020 via Zoom

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*** Wednesday, November 18, 2020 via Zoom

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

*** PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Wednesday, October 28, 2020 via Zoom

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

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Wednesday, September 23, 2020 via Zoom

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*** Sunday, February 16, 2020

"I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent. A magician’s tricks can all be unmasked if a person looks behind the curtain or probes the mysterious chest until she finally discovers the false bottom. Petry is a gifted artist. There are no stunts here or sleight of hand. This novel, like real life, is rife with seeming contradictions and layered with complex truths. And like the human experience this book is riddled with pain, but somehow powered by hope." --Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** 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*** 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
Unavailable from our sources
ISBN: 9780525521273
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, September 29, 2019

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

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lot: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525533672
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, July 28, 2019