Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

 

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Meetings on the fourth Sunday of the month at 3:00 PM. 

 

WORD Bookstores is happy to join the American Booksellers Association and Well-Read Black Girl to have our own WRBG Book Club Meet-ups!  This group will be curated and facilitated by our very own WORDie Member, Nnennaya. Read on to discover why Glory started the WRBG Book Club and why we love them and her so much. Here's to reading women of color, may we forever discover ourselves within their stories. 

"I often get asked why I started Well-Read Black Girl? The answer is simple: I LOVE TO READ. Does anyone remember ‘Honey, I Love’ by Eloise Greenfield? My 7-year-old self didn’t have the words for life-changing. My enchantment with storytelling has simply followed me into adulthood. Authors like, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou and countless others always seem to have the answers in to all my questions. My quarter-life crisis ended swiftly after reading ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’. With every heartbreak, I revisit June Jordan’s ‘Directed by Desire’. When I feel sassy, I often quote Maya Angelou. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Whatever the situation, I have the words and ultimately, the wisdom, sitting on my bookshelf. I will always love reading the stories of women who look, sound and feel just like me." - Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl Founder

 

Book group selections are 10% off when purchased at WORD. 

 

Looking for recommendations to hold you over between meetings? Check out  Well-Read Black Girl's Reading List!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK GROUP LEADER

Nnenna Nkouka is an avid book lover since her childhood and has lead several book clubs in the past. She has been a participant of the Well-Read Book Club since 2016; attending a meetup and the 2018 WRBG festival. She has always been around books in some capacity whether it was working for a children’s literacy non-profit organization or working as a bookseller at bookstore. During the day she is a digital media advertising operations specialist in NYC. She is a wife and mother of two fierce young girls who share her love of books.

 

 

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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781501126079
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

Discussion: May 29, 2022


Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593299005
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 18th, 2022

Discussion: April 24, 2022


On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library Cover Image
By Glory Edim (Editor)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631497698
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Liveright - October 26th, 2021

Discussion: March 27, 2022  March 29, 2022 @ 7PM


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

Discussion: February 27, 2022


Libertie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

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The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns


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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Discussion: November 28, 2021

[Read in conjunction with Field Study, Chet'la Sebree]


Field Study Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374539023
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Published: FSG Originals - June 1st, 2021

Discussion: November 28, 2021

[Read in conjunction with The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Deesha Philyaw]


Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305978
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - June 1st, 2021

Discussion: October 31, 2021


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Popisho: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602451
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

Discussion: September 26, 2021


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Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

Discussion: August 22, 2021


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798671
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Published: Picador - June 8th, 2021

Discussion: July 22, 2021


The Other Black Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982160135
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Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

Discussion: June 27, 2021


Remote Control Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250772800
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

Discussion: May 23, 2021


In Search Of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780156028646
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Published: Amistad - May 17th, 2004

Discussion: April 25, 2021


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Discussion: March 28, 2021


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Discussion: February 28, 2021


Nervous Conditions Cover Image
This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.
ISBN: 9780954702335
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Ayebia Clarke Publishing - December 19th, 2004

Discussion: January 24, 2021