Bookstore Event: Well-Read Black Girl Book Club (Canceled)

Sunday, March 29, 2020
3:00 PM (ET)
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore is excited to host Well-Read Black Girl Book Club meet ups! 
The goal of Well-Read Black Girl Book Club (WRBG) is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women.

Well-Read Black Girl is an online community and in-real-life book club hosted nationwide. In 2019, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Well-Read Black Girl to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores with the goal of amplifying Black women writers. The monthly book club selections focus on empowering the narratives of Black women, and encourages readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community. 
We hope you will our moderator Tanjah Thompson for a discussion on All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor. 
The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.

In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi 
to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell. Read more about the book here.
Moderator: Tanjah Thompson is the PrEP AIDS Prevention Liaison at Middletown's Community Health Center. She is very active in the Middletown community and she currently serves on boards for Racial Equity, Immigration Rights, and Economic Development throughout the state as well as on the municipal level. She is a member of Middletown Works! A Working Cities Challenge, Climate Action Team a subsidiary of CHISPA-CT, Middletown Racial Justice Coalition, MLK Scholarship Fund Committee, and Middlesex Immigration Rights Alliance. 

Signed copies of this book are available for purchase at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore throughout the month. Please register to attend this FREE event here.








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