Well-Read Black Girl Book Club @ WORD BK

 

 

 

WORD Bookstores is happy to join the American Booksellers Association and Well-Read Black Girl to have our own WRBG Book Club Meet-ups at our stores! Our BK store  will be meeting the third Sunday of the month at 5pm. This group will be curated and facilitated by our very own Operations Director, Deidre! 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 percent 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

Deidre Dumpson is not only here in the book world because of the simple fact that she is obsessed with books. Instead, the path to this career began when Deidre was able to read books that allowed her to know that her circumstances were never permanent. It expanded when she found that the words and ideas she held on to from books allowed her to navigate the world with confidence and curiousity. It blossomed when the revolutionary stories written by women of color led her to college, to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies where she got her Master's studying the works of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Patricia Hill Collins, Barbara Smith, Gloria Anzaldua, Cherria Moraga and so many more literary greats. Since graduate school, she has made it a point to explicitly buy and read books by women of color because if we don't do it...who will?! 

 

 

 

 

 

The Revisioners Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781640092587
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019

Discussion: January 19, 2020


All About Love: New Visions Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

Discussion: February 16, 2020


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Discussion: March 15, 2020


The Black Woman: An Anthology Cover Image
By Toni Cade Bambara (Editor), Eleanor W. Traylor (Introduction by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780743476973
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Washington Square Press - March 29th, 2005

Discussion: March 15, 2020


There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941040539
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Tin House Books - February 14th, 2017

Discussion: April 19, 2020


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Can't Escape Love: A Reluctant Royals Novella Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062931900
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Avon Impulse - April 30th, 2019

Discussion: March 17, 2020


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Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Discussion: June 16, 2020


Parable of the Sower: A Novel Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Gloria Steinem (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781609807191
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Seven Stories Press - February 28th, 2017

Discussion: July 19, 2020


Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Discussion: August 16, 2020