You are here

WORD Reads October Pick: Training School for Negro Girls

    Camille Acker will be in our Brooklyn store in conversation with Glory Edim of Well Read Black Girl on October 16th. Signed book orders will ship out the day after the event! You can request personalization in the comments field of the order. 

    General notes on shipping: Books shipped via UPS Ground and USPS Priority Mail can be expected 2-3 business days after shipping; books shipped via media mail cannot be guaranteed by a certain date, but tend to arrive 1-2 weeks after shipping, depending on destination. Books will be shipped the day of the author signing, August 6th. Please email us at if you would like your book shipped internationally outside of Canada (we can help you!). 


    Staff Pick Logo
    Training School for Negro Girls Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781936932375
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Feminist Press - September 11th, 2018

    "Acker navigates her characters' lives with humor, heart, and grace. I loved these stories." --Lisa Ko

    This debut collection is a complicated love letter to Washington, DC, and to those who call it home: a TSA agent who's never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, and a teacher caught up in a mayoral race.