ABHM Book Club: On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

On Juneteenth book cover

We will be reading On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed and discussing it virtually on June 20th at 6 PM via Zoom. Annette Gordon-Reed’s ‘On Juneteenth’ brilliantly reimagines American history, intertwining personal narratives and historical facts to reveal the profound impact of Black Americans on the Lone Star State, culminating in the pivotal moment of June 19, 1865, and reminding us of the ongoing struggle for equality.

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ABHM Book Club: Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y Davis

We will be reading Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y Davis and discussing it virtually on May 23rd at 6 PM via Zoom. The blues tradition through a feminist lens. Explore the careers of Black women singers Rainey, Smith, and Holiday. Their boldness challenged mainstream norms, shaping American social memory.

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ABHM Book Club: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

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In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Graphic Story or Comic.

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ABHM Book Club: The Water Dancer By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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In this gripping tale by the acclaimed Coates, the protagonist Hiram Walker, born into slavery, discovers a mysterious power after a near-death experience. Determined to escape bondage and liberate his family, he navigates the covert battlegrounds of slavery, fueled by love and resilience, in a poignant story of defiance and courage.

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National Black Book Festival 2023

National Black Book Festival 2023

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, and one of the largest events of its kind throughout the US. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from throughout the nation. Over 100 authors will be in attendance.

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