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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

Rebecca Roanhorse is sitting down with us to discuss her Indigenous Fantasy-Thriller, Black Sun! This is an amazingly enjoyable read and we invite all to join in on the discussion. 

Submit your questions for Rebecca Roanhorse here

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

June 3rd at 6pm EST

All lives are multistreamed to our Facebook Group YouTube Channel. 

General Track

Book of the Month
June 2021

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

THICK

Tressie Mcmillan Cottom

In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom–award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed–is unapologetically thick: deemed thick where I should have been thin, more where I should have been less, McMillan Cottom refuses to shy away from blending the personal with the political, from bringing her full self and voice to the fore of her analytical work. Thick transforms narrative moments into analyses of whiteness, black misogyny, and status-signaling as means of survival for black women with writing that is as deft as it is amusing. (Darnell Moore

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.

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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