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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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Author Chat

Join us for an Author Chat with adrienne maree brown, author of our Fall Exploration Track Read, Pleasure Activism

Submit your questions for adrienne here

Buy your copy of Pleasure Activism from our Bookshop, then pick up the syllabus and join us for what is sure to be an enlightening Author Chat!

November 6th at 3:30pm EST

All lives are multistreamed to our Facebook Group YouTube Channel. 

General Track

Book of the Month
February 2021

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


Toni morrison

Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

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 March 2021

Join our Exploration Track discussions, as we delve into an essay that explores how our language demeans Black women. 

Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe

Dr. hortense Spillers

In “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” Hortense Spillers offers a complex and thoughtful analysis of how the American grammar (symbolic system) insistently marks black females’ flesh with a series of meanings that profoundly complicate their gendering. The dynamics that cause these tensions began with the transatlantic slave trade and the disruption of the familial bonds of black people.

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