Program Type:Book Clubs, English, LGBTQIA+, Library & Community, Virtual
Age Group:Adult , Teens (Grades 7-12) , Senior
July 12 - Nightcrawling
Print copies are available while supplies last. Email email@example.com to have a copy sent to your local library for pickup. Leave your name, phone number, and requested library location in the message. Or request it from the Library Catalogue: here
"A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system--a debut that announces a blazingly original voice. Kiara Johnson and her brother Marcus are barely scraping by in a squalid East Oakland apartment complex that calls itself, optimistically, the Royal-Hi. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. But while Marcus clings to his dream of rap stardom, Kiara hunts for work to pay their rent--which has now more than doubled--and to keep the 9-year-old boy next door, abandoned by his mother, safe and fed. What begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger one night soon becomes the job Kiara never wanted but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. And her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland police department. Full of edge, raw beauty, electrifying intensity, and piercing vulnerability, Nightcrawling marks the stunning arrival of a voice unlike any we have heard before"
July 12 - Nightcrawling
August 9 - Iron Widow
September 13 - You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
October 11 - Afterparties
November 8 - Post-Colonial Love Poem
December 13 - The Jasmine Throne
Book Club titles and dates are subject to change.
For up to date information visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub
Registering for this event will sign you up for all 12 book club meetings! You will receive a Zoom link every month, there is no obligation to attend every event.
Advance Registration Required - Virtual
Advance registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite one hour prior to the scheduled event.
Questions? Or if you need special accommodations, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local library!
Print Copies for Virtual book clubs
Print copies are available while supplies last. Email email@example.com to have a copy sent to your local library for pickup. Leave your name, phone number, and requested library location in the message. Print books available upon request until 1 week before the program.