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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Meetings

 

THOSE WE LOVE

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

WRBG Book Club 

Notes 12/2/2020                       

Next Meeting: January--Date to be set after winter break

 

Book Club guidelines:

  • Success depends on participation – collectively we should share ideas, ask questions, and engage others in conversation.

  • Respectfully listen and hold space for others.

  • Listen to understand, share your unique perspective, and speak honestly.

  • Be positive, non-judgmental & open to new ideas.

  • Critique ideas, not people. Remember to practice non-defensiveness during the discussion.

  • Respect each others’ thinking and value their contributions. Everything happens through courageous conversations.

Members shared books by African American female authors that have a special meaning for them: 

White is for Witching by:Helen Oyeyemi

The Color Purple by: Alice Walker

Parable of the Sower by: Octavia E. Butler

Black, White and Jewish by: Rebecca Walker

Kindred by: Octavia E. Butler

Poems by Maya Angelou

American Marriage by: Tayari Jones

Mama Day by: Gloria Naylor

Some Soul to Keep by: J. California Cooper

Red at The Bone by: Jacqueline Woodson

Everything Everything by: Nicola Yoon

More Than Enough by: Elaine Welteroth

Americanah by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Homegoing by: Yaa Gyasi

Song of Solomon by:  Toni Morrison

Meetings: 

  • Once a quarter 

  • Choose a book for the main discussion at our next meeting, and have other choices for extra reading.

 

Book Choices for January’s discussion

Click on the links for a summary of the book and vote for your favorite below!

Transcendent Kingdom

Bad Feminist

The City We Became

Everything Inside

When They Call You A Terrorist

 

Vote HERE (Sorry, voting is closed)