Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

 

 

 

If you would like to join our discussion, RSVP HERE! Once you RSVP we will send the meeting link to the email you provide. 

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 book club will be meeting virtually via Google Meet on the last Sunday of the month at 3 pm. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Nervous Conditions Cover Image
$12.56
ISBN: 9780954702335
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Ayebia Clarke Publishing - December 19th, 2004

Discussion: January 24, 2021


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Discussion: February 28, 2021


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Discussion: March 28, 2021


In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780156028646
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2004

Discussion: April 25, 2021


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

Discussion: May 23, 2021


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Remote Control Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

Discussion: June 27, 2021


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

Discussion: July 25, 2021


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