August Well-Read Black Girl Book Club at Pages
Due to the success and enthusiasm around our newest book club, we have decided to make it a monthly meeting. This next month's Well-Read Black Girl book club will meet on August 15 at 6pm. We realize this is a short turn around time and in the future we will give you ample heads up and time to read the next book.
This book club is free and open to the public. Purchase your copy at Pages and get 15% off. It will be hosted by a friend of the store and avid reader Dawn Sarai Robinson. Books for Dawn have been a lens to help her give voice to her unique experiences as a woman of color and to see that she is not alone. She believes in the importance of building spaces of belonging and she can't wait to discuss the stories that meet at that intersection of gender and race.
This month we are reading "Sabrina & Corina" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine. This one of of the suggested Well-Read Black Grils read for August. Whether you have just started the book or read it a long time ago, all are welcome to come and join in the book club.
So What is Well-Read Black Girl Bookclub?
This book club was originally started in 2017 by the author of "Well-Read Black Girl", Glory Edim as a Brooklyn-based book club and online community celebrating the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. This year the American Booksellers Association partnered with Glory to take her book club to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
About Sabrina & Corina:
Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.
“Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart.”—Sandra Cisneros
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado—a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite—these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.
In “Sugar Babies,” ancestry and heritage are hidden inside the earth but tend to rise during land disputes. “Any Further West” follows a sex worker and her daughter as they leave their ancestral home in southern Colorado only to find a foreign and hostile land in California. In “Tomi,” a woman leaves prison and finds herself in a gentrified city that is a shadow of the one she remembers from her childhood. And in the title story, “Sabrina & Corina,” a Denver family falls into a cycle of violence against women, coming together only through ritual.
Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home.