#NationalBookMonth: Five Black Book Clubs You Can Join


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October is not just for football, Halloween and saving up to take advantage of great Black Friday deals. It's also for reading. This month, millions of readers and writers will take advantage of National Book Month. Jamie Foxx is heading out on a mini-book tour, Phoebe Robinson delivered a comedy special to accompany her new book and Noname just opened up a library. To get involved in National Book Month, everyone can join a book club. From Oprah's Book Club to Noname's Book Club, there are a number of groups that are free and open to the public. Here are just a few.

Noname's Book Club

About Noname's Book Club: "We’re an online/irl community dedicated to uplifting POC voices. We do this by highlighting two books each month written by authors of color. In addition to building community with folks across the country we also send our monthly book picks to incarcerated comrades through our Prison Program," the club's website reads.

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Mocha Girls Read

About Mocha Girls Read: "Mocha Girls Read is a book club for Black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet monthly in 13 cities across the US. We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. We don’t limit our reading to release dates, gender, race or genre," their website reads.

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Well-Read Black Girl

About Well-Read Black Girl: Our goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women," Well-Read Black Girl's Website reads.

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Amerie's Book Club

About Amerie's Book Club: "Amerie’s Book Club is a modern book club for the modern reader, where bibliophiles and occasional readers, alike, can connect via social media to discuss in an exciting, new way books that capture our struggles, resilience, and eternal hopes. Monthly selections will reflect the book club’s commitment to highlighting diverse and unique perspectives and voices. The club will be driven by a schedule of social media moments throughout each month on YouTube and Instagram, bringing Amerie’s nearly 600,000 followers into her reading world. New selections will be announced on the first of every month, with an IGlive chat held at the end of the month," the book club's website reads.

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African-American Literature Book Club

About the African-American Literature Book Club: "AALBC is the oldest, largest, and most popular online bookstore dedicated to African-American and Black literature from around the world. We also provide a variety of resources and services to authors and publishers," their website states.

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