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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
Monday, July 27, 2020, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Upcoming book clubs will be held in our entire event area, which has recently been expanded significantly, and we will arrange tables for appropriate social distancing.

If you plan on attending one of our book clubs, we ask that you RSVP as 'Going' on the event on our Facebook page, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling the store at 717-732-7288 so we can manage attendance.

 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Description from the back of the book:

"Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent."

 

- See the Book Club page for more details about our book clubs.


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if you can't find what you like and we will check our inventory.