Read BIPOC Book Club meets virtually the last Tuesday of the month (Feb. - Nov.) at 6:00 pm.
*Registration is required. To register, call your local library or sign up online. You will receive an email confirming your participation and another email closer to the date with the meeting links and details.
Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last) at Northwest Santa Rosa Library. Call 707-546-2265 to have a copy held for you, either at Northwest or sent to your local library for pickup. Check out your book by following our new Curbside Pickup Procedure.
Books available through Overdrive will be available for unlimited checkout the month of the book club event, from the first of the month through the date of the book discussion.
Books available through Hoopla are always available for unlimited checkout.
Here's a preview of July's title, Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin:
Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
For more information, please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/bipocbookgroup