Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
WRBG provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation. Since launching in 2015, WRBG has steadily grown into a thriving online community of 109K passionate Instagram followers. Our goal is to showcase the universality of Black women through literature. Through reading our community addresses racial inequity in publishing and pays homage to the literary legacies of Black women writers like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Maya Angelou.
While WRBG is focused on empowering women, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community.
Ciera Williams moderates the Well-Read Black Girl book club, which meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
- February 9: More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
- March 9: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
- April 13: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- May 11: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
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“The millennial Becoming . . . Inspiring and empowering.” —Entertainment Weekly
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“Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy.” –Refinery 29
“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one.” –BuzzFeed
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test
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