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.


February 12, 2020, 7pm: This month's pick is 
The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden

Golden takes a frank and authentic approach to dementia's relentless and all-encompassing nature — losing one's dignity, forgetting loved ones' names, bewildering personality changes, disappearing friends — while also calling attention to the increased prevalence of Alzheimer's in the African American community. Indeed, any one of these problems and stories could be the plot of a separate novel, but Golden connects them seamlessly and compassionately, treating each with the prismatic complexity that defines family crises. In doing so, she makes each character's past an integral part of their present, as well as their impetus to move forward into a new and unexpected future."
—Melissa Firman, Shelf Awareness, starred review


Wide Circumference of Love

March 11, 2020, 7pm: This month's pick is 
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin

“More eloquent than W. E. B. DuBois, more penetrating than Richard Wright.... It contains truth that cannot be denied.”
The Atlantic Monthly

“Characteristically beautiful.... He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being–which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer.” 
The Nation


No Name in the Street


January 2020: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

December 2019: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How to be an Antiracist

November 2019: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing

October 2019: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle
The Ballad of Black Tom

September 2019: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
When They Call You a Terrorist

August 2019: American Spy
American Spy

July 2019: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Book of Unknown Americans

June 2019: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere

May 2019: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

April 2019: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

March 2019: There There by Tommy Orange

February 2019: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

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 2018Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda. 

September 2018The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.