• Rachel Penate

The Toni Morrison Book Club

𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗬: "In this startling group memoir, four friends—black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born—use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty. Tackling everything from first love and Soul Train to police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, the authors take up what it means to read challenging literature collaboratively and to learn in public as an act of individual reckoning and social resistance." (Adapted from Goodreads)

𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗖𝗞 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Libro.fm for including this book in your catalogue of May ALCs. I would've likely never stumbled upon The Toni Morrison Book Club if it weren't for its visibility within this group. That being said, this book is super important.

Bennett, Brown-Glaude, Jackson, and Williams' ability to weave in the lessons from Morrison's stories along with their own expereinces, challenges, and pleas is absolutely brilliant. Even if you've never had the honor of reading one of Toni Morrison's books, this memoir is tangible and absolutely moving.

A definite recommendation for those of you who desire to expand your library to Black authors who empathize with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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