FAQ

How to join the book club. 

Select a membership level. We have two membership options. One, is the General Membership. It’s free and welcome to all. Second, is the Insider membership at a monthly rate of $14.99, it includes special insider perks for those who want to further support and have a deeper involvement with the #SmartBrownGirl Book Club. 

For both memberships, you will be added to our e-newsletter list. Look out for emails from smartbrowngirl[@]gmail.com to keep up to date on all our news, events and special treats. 

Lastly, head over to Facebook and join our SmartBrownGirl Book Club Facebook Group*. Be sure to sign up for a membership here first, before joining the Facebook Group. Once you’re, comment, share and engage. This community is for you and we are so excited to have you. 

*If you don’t have Facebook, it’s fine, we will keep you up to date via our e-newsletter.

You can cancel your membership at any time. Insider memberships are billed on the 5th of the month. If you cancel prior to the 5th, your membership will stop at the previous month. If you cancel after the 5th, your membership will end at the end of the current month. You can cancel your membership from your Accounts page.

The #SmartBrownGirl Book Club is focused on widening the access our community has to knowledge through reading. That means we are not just a book club that announces a month read and leaves you to it! Along with our weekly discussions, we offer a syllabi for every reading. All syllabi is available for purchase or included in your Insider Membership. 

 

The syllabi is a reading guide that will facilitate understanding amongst varying levels of readers to give the opportunity to anyone with different levels of knowledge has the same equity in accessing the ideas and significance of the book. This is especially important for our Complex Theory readings. 

 

All syllabi is written and reviewed by a cohort of #SmartBrownGirls who have research degrees across various industries. Your purchase of the syllabi and/or Insider Membership help ensure everyone in the process of making this book club possible are paid for their work ✨

 

Once your purchase is processed, it will be available for download as a PDF from your account*.

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There are three steps, detailed here. Select a membership, signup to the newsletter and join the Facebook Group.

You absolutely can! You’ll just be getting all our updates via our e-newsletter and you can always check this here website for all the up to date details on our readings.

Please use the contact page to send a message and a member of our team will be in touch.

While we are sad to see you go, you absolutely can at anytime cancel your membership right from your accounts page. You will retain any syllabi/products for the previous month’s readings and can rejoin whenever you see fit.

We have two tracks of reading. There will be one general reading per month. And one complex theory reading every 6-8 weeks depending on the book. You can join either or/both readings with either membership option. General readings are lighter books that can be read within a month. Complex theory readings are books that explore various silos of theory and help to open up philosophical thought. They lean more towards academic readings and we highly suggest to purchase our Syllabi to assist in your reading process. 

 

No, we are currently an independent book club founded by Jouelzy (you should check out her YouTube!) and run by a bevy of #SmartBrownGirls.