Rotating between fiction and nonfiction, the goal is to enjoy and grow our knowledge of the writing accomplished by Black, South Asian, Native, Latinx, and many other authors of color. Come listen, discuss, and learn how the words of those usually underrepresented in literature can fit within the world we live in today.
Hosted by Devlin Prince: former bookseller, currently working in the public health field. He is an avid reader and especially likes reading outdoors. Enjoys not only talking about books, but also about movies, food, and traveling.
September 11, 2019, 7pm: This month's pick is
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us." —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow
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October 9, 2019, 7pm: This month's pick is
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle
"The Ballad of Black Tom stands on its own as a compelling weird tale of Jazz-age New York City, but its penetrating examination of Lovecraft’s creations and how they reflect racism’s profound influence on our cultural imagination is where it really shines." ―Slate
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May 2019: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
January 2019: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
December 2018: Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing.
November 2018: An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones.
October 2018: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda.