It runs the fourth Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 pm. It is held virtually via Zoom and requires advance registration.
Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts
To Catch A Raven by Beverly Jenkins
This month features two books that will complement each other in their look at the American South both in the past and present.
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
The Street by Ann Petry
KosherSoul: The Faith and Food Journey of An African American Jew by Michael Twitty
This month features a round-robin style book chat. Participants are encouraged to share recommendations of books by Black authors who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
This month features a round-robin style book chat. Participants are encouraged to share recommendations of books by Black authors that were released in 2023.
Jessica Pryde, Kindred team member and author of Black Love Matters, is part of the staff facilitating #ReadBlack. She says, "Since the beginning, what we've heard from attendees is that they want more. They want to talk about specific books and dig into the nitty gritty. We are happy to make it so. Each month, everyone comes away with something to think about."