CANCELLED Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

This event has been cancelled, please check back in January to see what we've got planned for the future of Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. 

Join us for our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meet-Up! We'll be meeting monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and this month's book club pick is Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson.

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. BookBar is proud to be one of the bookstore ambassadors! The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers. We invite girls/women of all races, age groups, and readers who identify as non-binary to participate in the book club. Find out more about Glory and Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram.

About the Book: Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem—its history, culture, arts, and people. All Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem. Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip. She can't wait to finally meet her extended family and stay in the brownstone where her dad grew up. Plus, she wants to visit every landmark from the Apollo to Langston Hughes's home. But her family, and even the city, is not quite what Amara thought. Her dad doesn’t speak to her grandpa, and the crowded streets can be suffocating as well as inspiring. But as she learns more and more about Harlem—and her father’s history—Amara realizes how, in some ways more than others, she can connect with this other home and family. This is a powerful story about family, the places that make us who we are, and how we find ways to connect to our history across time and distance.

About the Author: RENÉE WATSON is the Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author of the novels Piecing Me Together as well as This Side of HomeWhat Momma Left MeBetty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, and two picture books: Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Renée is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts. She lives in New York City. • @harlemportland (Instagram)

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Some Places More Than Others Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681191089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019