Posts tagged #Black Authors

The 2016 Book List!

Happy New Year Black Bottom Book Clubbers! We're back this year with an awesome list of black books to increase our knowledge, foster conversation and inspire action. Once again, our book club will kick off during black history month and end in November. We hope you love this book list as much as we do. Stay tuned for meeting dates and more exciting updates!

With Love,

Paige, Phil & Camille

**Interested in writing a blog post on some of this year's books? Email us at to sign up for book club blogger spot!

August - This Non-Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed By Charles E. Cobb Jr.

This month Black Bottom Book Club is reading This Non-Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. As the Movement continues to build, it's imperative that we look at the methods and mantras of our older civil rights leaders, and we're excited to read this book with you all! 

Our monthly e-discussion will be held August 25th @ 7:30 pm on Twitter -- moderated by @phil_cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom. 

Interested in obtained a free pdf copy of the book? Contact our moderator Phil Lewis on twitter: @Phil_Cosby_ and he'll send one to you!

Want to write a blog about the book and your opinions or perspectives on the Movement? Email us today:


Happy Reading!

**don't forget to follow the hashtag #blackbottombooks to keep up with the discussion!

March - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading one of our personal favorites, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Starting next week, we will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held March 31st at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read this classic novel with you all and look forward to your commentary! 

Interested in writing a post about The Bluest Eye or one of the novel's themes? Email us at

Black Bottom Book Club

Black Bottom Book Club is an e-book club, started by Black Bottom, LLC. Our book club focuses on Black literature and celebrates the work of Black authors. We created this book club to serve as an educational tool for ourselves and our community; cultivating our knowledge of Black history and Blackness in America, and instilling an increased feeling of Black pride and Black power amongst our brothers and sisters. It is our hope that the dialogue and discussions that stem from our book club’s e-meetings and posts will increase our collective knowledge and unify our community around strong messages and representations of Blackness.

We will have monthly e-meetings on twitter, moderated on our twitter page @_blackbottom, by Philip Lewis (@Phil_Cosby_) and Sarah Johnson (@sarah_smileee). In addition, we will post discussion questions and short opinion pieces each month, that tackle topics and themes touched on in the books we read, in order to prompt further discussion and thought provocation.

Thank you for joining Black Bottom Book Club. Knowledge is power and we’re excited to expand our knowledge with you!

With Love,

Black Bottom

Posted on January 30, 2015 .