Bookish Angst Online Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sep
25
to Sep 29

Bookish Angst Online Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Bookish Angst is an online book club celebrating social change through dialogue. Book discussions run the last full week of the month on Facebook, Twitter, and Litsy. Social media hashtags include #bookishangst #bookishangstbookclub #joinabookclub. 

Published February of 2017, The Hate U Give has gotten phenomenal reviews. Centered on Starr Carter, the 16-year-old becomes the only witness to the death of her childhood friend by the hands of a police officer. Soon the shooting makes national news and everyone wants the truth. What choices does she have once more and more people start to get involved? 

 
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Founder's Day Pop-Up/Meet & Greet
Aug
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Founder's Day Pop-Up/Meet & Greet

Eatonville Celebrates 130 Years

Eatonville is celebrating its 130th anniversary! The Historic Thomas House was built in 1881, 6 years before the town's incorporation. Come out and learn some town history, facts about the house, and get to know me, Black & Bookish!

Merchandise will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

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Jun
17
12:30pm12:30pm

CANCELED- Beauty or Whatever (The Club With No Books)

*This event has been canceled due to rain*

BRING SOME SNACKS AND JOIN US ON THE LAWN

The "club with no books" book club is a chance to discuss themes common to literature without the stress of meeting a reading deadline. Maybe you want to join in on the discussion, but you don't have time read the book. Maybe you have already read the book and want to revisit it without a full rereading. Whatever the case, you are welcomed! 

For the month of June we'll be discussing the topic of BEAUTY OR WHATEVER through the lens of the following titles:

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps

 
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The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson, and Ronald Hall 

 
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Remember, you don't have to read the books to participate. I will give an overview to each book and facilitate the discussion so everyone feels welcome. Bring a friend! 

*Note* This meetup is OUTSIDE and in a shaded grassy area. It is suggested you bring a blanket or lawn chair, and food/beverage.

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Jun
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Nandi's Unexpected Gift - Book Signing/Author Presentation**

Taken from event site: This book signing is open to the community, and people of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from this fun, educational experience. There will be a live performance and food will be served!

Reserve your spot for $5.00 at www.amakuma.net and your name will be added to my guestlist. You can pre-order a hardcover ($15) or paperback copy ($12) through my website to take home after the event OR purchase a copy on Amazon ahead of time.  

***Event and book purchases can be made the day of the event, but guests are encouraged to pre-order before June 1st, 2017

Three Masks, Inc. African Gift Shop is located near the corner of Colonial Drive and Ellwood Ave. Parking is free and available behind the shop and in the empty lot of Legacy Liquors which is adjacent to the shop.

**I am not affiliated with this event in any way. I am simply attending and supporting my friend, Ama Kuma. 

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May
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Flawed Feminism (The Club With No Books)

BRING SOME SNACKS AND JOIN US ON THE LAWN

The "club with no books" book club is a chance to discuss themes common to literature without the stress of meeting a reading deadline. Maybe you want to join in on the discussion, but you don't have time read the book. Maybe you have already read the book and want to revisit it without a full rereading. Whatever the case, you are welcomed! 

For the month of May, we'll be discussing the topic of FLAWED FEMINISM through the lens of the following titles: 

We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 
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Sister Citizen by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

 
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

 
 

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 
 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 
 

Remember, you don't have to read the books to participate. I will give an overview to each book and facilitate the discussion so everyone feels welcomed. Additional titles are always welcomed. Bring a friend! 

*Note* This meetup is OUTSIDE and in a shaded grassy area. It is suggested you bring a blanket or lawn chair, and food/beverage. 

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"The Club With No Books" (March Meetup)
Mar
4
12:30pm12:30pm

"The Club With No Books" (March Meetup)

Bring Some Snacks And Join Us On The Lawn

Maybe you want to join in on the discussion, but you don't have time read the book. Maybe you have already read the book and want to revisit it without a full rereading. Maybe books really aren't your thing, but you saw the movie! Whatever the case, you are welcomed! 

A "club with no books" book club is a chance to discuss themes common to literature without the stress of meeting a reading deadline.

For the month of March, I would like to discuss the theme of Individual Choices vs. Societal Expectations presented in four books: 

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Binti by Nnedi Orkorafor

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Remember, you don't have to read the books to participate. I will give an overview to each book and facilitate the discussion so everyone feels welcomed. Bring a friend! 

*Note* This meetup is OUTSIDE and in a shaded grassy area. It is suggested you bring a blanket or lawn chair, and food/beverage. 

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