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:

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a deeply insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward- with hope and pain- into the future.

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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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