Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How African Americans are like Thanksgiving turkeys...

I apologize for the scant number of copies of this month's book discussion, Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? Fortunately it's a quick read, and  additional copies are on the way! In the meantime, enjoy this hilarious clip of Toure reading from the book on CSPAN...

Hope to see a good crowd to discuss  this timely book on the state of Black America, Tuesday June 12th at 7:00 pm!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fall/Spring list now finalized!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our discussion of Tavis Smiley's autobiography. As usual it was a rollicking, fun filled evening!

I've finalized the list of titles we'll be doing in the coming year. In assembling the list, I tried to balance fiction and nonfiction, contemporary works with classics, male with female authors. Most are between 200 and 300 pages long, but please note that the two biographies, Malcolm X: a Life of Reinvention for December, and Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston for March are both over 500 pages. Most months I will have copies available at the 2nd floor desk about 30 days in advance, but for these 2 we'll get copies 60 days in advance.

We have 2 more sessions before we our annual August break: on June 12th we'll tackle journalist Toure's Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? (see my September 24th post) and then on July 10th it's time for a hilarious look at race and presidential politics in Keli Goff's The GQ Candidate. Call 847-448-8646 or stop by the 2nd floor desk to get your copies!

Meanwhile here's the fall/spring list...