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For the Black girls in the forgotten spaces.
Bringing together an international community of women of color through reading and dialogue. 

SBG Book Club is not just about what book to read. It’s about the community we have access to. It’s about helping each one of us to find the intelligence we hold inside. It’s about digging deeper and building out a world that is bigger than us.

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Sex Therapist Chat

We are committed to making reading accessible and part of that is curating interesting dialogues. We’ve read a few books where the main character, a Black woman, use her body + sexuality in a quest for validation and to deal with passed on traumas. Sexologist, Michelle Hope is joining us to discuss these themes in Luster! 

Submit your questions for Michelle Hope here. 

Pick up the syllabus for Luster, then join us for what is sure to be an explosive Live Discussion!

May 4th at 7pm EST

All lives are multistreamed to our Facebook Group YouTube Channel. 

General Track

Book of the Month
May 2021

Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of May!

Black Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

 

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

 

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

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you and your community.
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Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.

Exploration Track

Winter Rotation
Thru June 2021

Join our Exploration Track discussions, as we delve into a collection of essays from Toni Morrison, on whiteness and the literary imagination. 

Playing in the Dark

Toni Morrison 

Morrison shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree–and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires. According to the Chicago Tribune, Morrison reimagines and remaps the possibility of America. Her brilliant discussions of the Africanist presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition.

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