As part of the American Booksellers Association’s partnership with Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) founder Glory Edim, participating booksellers are invited to check out this list of suggested titles for their book clubs to try in June, July, and August, including a debut, a paperback, and a young adult title:
- The Mothers by Brit Bennett (debut and paperback, Riverhead)
- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (young adult, HarperTeen)
- The Travelers by Regina Porter (debut, Hogarth)
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (paperback, Vintage)
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (young adult, Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers)
- Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine (debut, One World)
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (paperback, Orbit)
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone (young adult, Ember)
The May titles were announced last month: Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington (debut, Riverhead); Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (paperback, Scribner); and The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (young adult, Delacorte Press).
Dozens of booksellers have already signed up to host Well-Read Black Girl book clubs in their stores this year. Independent booksellers nationwide are invited to e-mail WRBG@bookweb.org to sign up to host a book club or to share ideas; be sure to include your name, store name, city, and state. Many of the stores that have already signed up are featured on an interactive map on IndieBound.org; as stores continue to sign up to host WRBG book clubs, they will be added to this map so customers can find a book club near them.
Bookstores can also visit the designated Well-Read Black Girl page on BookWeb.org to download marketing assets, including a WRBG website stamp, banners, and e-cards, and to join a private Facebook Group.