Posts tagged #Black Literature

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 archives@blackbottomllc.com to sign up for book club blogger spot!


MAY - INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. We will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held May 26th at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_@sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read with you all this month and look forward to your commentary! 

Interested in writing a post about Invisible Man or one of the book's themes? Email us at archives@blackbottomllc.com

APRIL - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X AS TOLD TO ALEX HALEY

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading, The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley. We will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held April 28th at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_@sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read with you all this month and look forward to your commentary! 

Interested in writing a post about The Autobiography of Malcolm X or one of the book's themes? Email us at archives@blackbottomllc.com

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 archives@blackbottomllc.com

February - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

February is almost here, which means it’s almost time to start reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander! We will be posting weekly discussion questions and opinion pieces on the themes and topics touched upon in The New Jim Crow, beginning the week of 2/1/2015. Then we will have a group e-discussion on twitter, February 24 @ 7:30 pm. This live discussions will be moderated by @_blackbottom @Phil_Cosby_ and @sarah_smileee. We can’t wait to dive into this book with you all!

With Love,

Black Bottom

Posted on January 30, 2015 .

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 .