Join us for a Well-Read Black Girl book club meet-up!

The AAMI is partnering with Next Page Books to host a Well-Read Black Girl book club.

The Well-Read Black Girl movement started as an Instagram account created by author Glory Edim and has grown into a thriving online community and Brooklyn-based festival celebrating the literary contributions of black women. The AAMI book club will meet monthly to discuss selected books by women of color. Book selections will range in genre and theme and will be available to purchase at Next Page Books.

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From the Publisher:

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

While this is a free program open to the public, your RSVP helps us plan for space and refreshments. If you are planning to attend, please use the button above to let us know!

Bonus: Show your event confirmation at Next Page Books to receive 20% off the selected monthly title.

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Next Page Books is located at 1105 3rd St SE in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo neighborhood.

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