June 26, 2022

January Picks Named for Well-Read Black Girls Book Clubs

As part of the American Booksellers Association’s partnership with Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) founder Glory Edim, participating booksellers nationwide are invited to check out these suggested titles for their Well-Read Black Book Clubs Girl to try in January, including an adult title and a young adult title:

Adult: Such a fun age by Kiley Reid (GP Putnam’s Sons)
young adult: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers)

Dozens of booksellers have already signed up to host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs in their stores throughout 2019 and the program will continue in 2020. Independent booksellers nationwide are encouraged to email WRBG @bookweb.org to register to host a book. club or to share ideas; be sure to include your name, store name, city and state. 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 resources, including a WRBG website stamp, banners and e-cards, and to join a private Facebook group.