Go On Girl! Book Club ( books)In fact, the day was so replete with food, mother wit and ''sistah spirit'' that it played almost as if snatched from a page out of one of the many black-life novels and memoirs that cram her bookshelves. Nine women -- from as near as a few doors away and as far as Harlem, some as close in age as a year and some separated by more than 20 -- gathered in a loose circle of chairs and a couch in Ms. Mitchell-Brown's family room. They had gone to this close-knit Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood as members of Go On Girl, a book club of black women that meets monthly to read and discuss the works of black authors. Go On Girl, a national organization founded in , not only reads and talks about books, but also publishes a newsletter, polls its membership and reports its impressions to publishers.
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Arrah is a young girl coming of age in a kingdom full of magic. Everyone, it seems, has their own special power. Everyone, that is, except for Arrah. She is frustrated and embarrassed by her lack of magical ability. After all, she is descended from a chieftain and a High priestess. Magic is in her blood. Every single month we nominate books based on the theme of the month to help promote diversity in our yearly reading.
Book Club. Every year they choose just 12 authors to read, discuss, review and champion. This year I was honored to be one of them. College-educated African American women buy and read more books than any other demographic group and the women in GOG epitomize this audience of engaged and impressive women readers. It was such a joy to talk with them—as an author I gained insight into my writing and got to see firsthand how the characters and story I created resonates with readers. They all hated Charlotte, loved Hank and worried about Lance.
Go On Girl! Bookclub released the first half of their reading selections for Keep scrolling for more. Book Club is a nationally recognized book club. They feature and read books by African-American authors, and also host an annual awards weekend. The book club has over members across 48 states. Each month the book club reads a selected book and then they meet to discuss.