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While the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black women writers, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community. 

The goal of #WRBGBookClub is simple yet profound: “Our mission is to support diverse voices and emerging writers of color, one book club meeting at a time. Our literary community is inclusive, we strive to inspire connections between bookstores, readers, and authors”-  #wellreadblackgirl

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hood feminism

by mikki kendall

Today’s feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord, and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.

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MeetMontgomery :

As a proud book nerd, I am ecstatic that Second Star to the Right Books has the first Well Read Black Girl chapter in Colorado. At university, I decided to further my love of reading by majoring in children's literature, with a focus on diversity (or lack thereof) in what is being published. We are doing better, but have a long way to go. My belief in life is every that child (and adult) is capable of not only reading a book, but being a reader. We all just need that one book that speaks to us. That's why I think Well Read Black Girl is so important, we can read books that accurately reflect parts of our lives with people who share similar backgrounds, while also reveling in our differences. I also love reading and learning about other marginalized groups and reflecting on how to be a better overall ally. I'm so honored to lead this group and can't wait to sneak a few young adult and middle grades in to our selections while we are it!

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