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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.

So join the community and come along for the ride.




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Author Chat

Join us for our first Complex Theory Author Chat with Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, author of our March-June Read, Black Feminist Thought

Submit your questions for Dr. Patricia Hill Collins here. 

Grab your syllabus for Hood Feminism and login to the Facebook Group for this live discussion. 

July 22nd at 7:30pm EST

All lives are multistreamed to our Facebook Group + YouTube Channel. 

General Track

Book of the Month
July 2020

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

Such A Fun Age

Kiley Reid

Join us for our first Young Adult book selection. It’s the summertime and during this global pandemic, children’s typical summer options are limited. The SBG Book Club welcomes our community to read with the youths in their family and curate a communal experience around Such a Fun Age!

Such a Fun Age, is a coming of age story about Emira Tucker, a 25 year-old living in Philadelphia with two part-time jobs (typist and babysitter) and no health insurance. One night the mother of the child for whom she babysits calls upon her in an emergency, and Emira takes the toddler to a yuppie grocery store, only to be accused of kidnapping by a security guard and fellow shopper.  The mother, Alix, is embarrassed by this situation and immediately takes the babysitter on as a project. Emira is busy navigating her somewhat aimless post-graduation life at the age of 26. Emira and Alix’s lives, although distinctly different, intersect in a wholly surprising way, raising difficult questions about morality, forgiveness, race, class, and parenthood.


Dig deeper & enhance your readings...for
you and your community.
Curate your own reading circles with our syllabi!
Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.

All About Love

bell hooks

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

Complex Theory Track

Current Rotation
Until mid August 2020

Join our Complex Theory Track discussions, as we delve into the theory a classic read that will challenge all your ethos through August 2020! 

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