Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Who We Are

Boogie Down Books participates in the Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) 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 books 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.

1st Saturday of the Month


Mottley Kitchen

402 E. 140 St.., South Bronx

* Free and open to the public

* Readers ages 12+ welcome

* RSVP required, as space is limited

* No purchase necessary

* Food and beverages available for sale from Mottley Kitchen

Educators can earn NYS CTLE hours through participation in our book club! See our WRBG Book Club CTLE Requirements for more information.

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Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, March 7

Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson

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Saturday, April 4

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

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Saturday, May 2

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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What Past Attendees Say

“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. It was a great group and I would love to meet again!” –Frieda K.