We're thrilled to join the Well-Read Black Girl community by hosting a WRBG Book Club Meet-Up with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. We are focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers, and we primarily read YA novels written by Black women. Readers who feel inspired by this mission are welcome to be a part of our community. We invite girls and women of all races, age groups, and readers who identify as non-binary to join us.
Our book club meets on the third Saturday of every month at at Mottley Kitchen, following Boogie Down Storytime.
402 E. 140 St. @ Willis Ave., Mott Haven, South Bronx
* Free and open to the public
* YA readers of all ages welcome
* RSVP required, as space is limited
* No purchase necessary
* Food and beverages available for sale from Mottley Kitchen
Join us over lunch for a lively discussion of Let Me Hear a Rhyme, the new YA novel from Tiffany D. Jackson. YA readers of all ages are welcome. This is a great way to join your teen in a community reading experience this summer!
Saturday, July 20
“It was interesting to meet a diverse group of people from the community and bond over books” –Carolyn O.
“I loved discussing this book with the group since it allowed me to really get into the plot and characters in a deep and meaningful way. In addition, it was great to meet up with people from the community as well as discovering Mottley Kitchen! I wanted to thank you for putting this together! It was really fun time.” –Suleika D.
“Diverse perspectives; cool location; positive energy. Was really great and positive - thanks for having us!” –Anonymous
“I enjoyed the location and the people. I liked the diverse background of the book club participants. Some were teachers, assistant principals, journalists, etc. I enjoyed the pacing of the conversation and the open-mindedness of the group. “ –Christina L.
“I'm just really excited to get a book and reading community going in the South Bronx.” –Gabriela R.
“The discussion was thought provoking, and everyone participated with insight. Rebekah gently guided the discussion with engaging questions. It was a great group and I would love to meet again!” –Frieda K.