Black-ish Book Club

Black-ish Book Club

Dancing Goats Coffee
Ponce City Market
650 North Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

The Black-ish Book Club will explore the literary landscape through lenses of color. We aim to host stimulating conversations about buzz-worthy books by Black writers and writers of color that "do it for the culture." Each month, we'll explore an exemplary work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry relevant to the moment, and encourage discussions that are entertaining and enlightening.

The Black-ish Book Club meets at the Dancing Goats Coffee Ponce City Market location on the last Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

Book Club Liaisons: Michaeljulius Idani and Jade Brooks

February Selection

Ordinary Notes by Christina Sharpe

Previous Selections

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood, and Myth by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Girls That Never Die: Poems by Safia Elhillo

Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana

How to Survive the Apocalypse by Jaqueline Allen Trimble

Cane by Jean Toomer

Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  - edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard

Recitatif by Toni Morrison

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young

God's Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu

Let the Dead In: Poems by Saida Agostini

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

Three Mothers by Anna Malaika

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Will by Will Smith

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman

Corregidora by Gayl Jones

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

No Name in the Street by James Baldwin

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet