Black-ish Book Club

Black-ish Book Club


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 online via the Zoom platform on the last Sunday of each month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

Book Club Liaisons: Michaeljulius Idani and Jade Brooks

January Selection

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Previous Selections

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