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  • Celebrating contributions of authors of the African Diaspora


     This month Go On Girl! Book Club encourages you to explore our rich American history through the stories of authors of the African Diaspora. When you do, you are certain to find many reasons to celebrate Black history.  

    Top row from left to right: Harriet Jacobs; WEB DuBois; Paul Lawrence Dunbar; Zora Neale Hurston
    Bottom row from left to right: Brendan Slocumb; Tanisha Ford; Victor LaValle; Ayana Mathis

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What We're Reading

  • Shadow Dancing

    Shadow Dancing

    Feb 2024

    Glenda Jackson is gifted, dynamic, and respected in her field. She's determined to take control of her emotional life. While reviewing a new play at Harlem's innovative Aldridge Ensemble, she meets the enigmatic director, Mark Abbitt, the driving force behind a renaissance in black theater. The charismatic director proves to be as complex as one of his dramas. Haunted by memories of Vietnam, blind to the manipulations of his ex-wife, Mark is determined to be a good father to his four-year-old son. If Glenda's not to be eclipsed by Mark's powerful presence, she must confront her own deep fear of intimacy to find out if love is enough to heal a damaged soul. Yet against all the odds, these two remarkable people step into each other's shadow . . .and begin to dance.

  • The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    Feb 2024

    This is the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

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