AALBC Online Book Club’s Summer Reading List

AALBC’s Online Book Club’s Summer Reading List

Participating in AALBC’s Online Book Club is easy. Discussions are held on the book’s description page, where it says “Join the discussion….” Feel free to join us anytime; discussions are not limited to the month the book was selected and anyone may join the conversation.

Toni Morrison Origins of Others

June Book Club Selection: The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison’s, The Origin of Others causes the reader to think about identity: what group does one belong to, who are those like self, and who are those not like self? Join the conversation ►

Colson Whitehead Sag Harbor

July Book Club Selection: Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

A warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America.

Our discussion questions have been posted. Join the conversation ►

Help us choose our August 2019 Book Club Selection

Help Choose Our August 2019 Book

What Book Would You Like to Read and Discuss?

Starting in August, we will take selections, for our reading list, from our readers. You may submit your book choices here ►

Video: The Hollywoodification of Madam C. J. Walker’s Story
A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker

A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker, describes how the upcoming film on Walker’s life has distorted Madam Walker’s story.

The video was recorded during the 2019 Austin African American Book Festival, which was held in Austin, Texas June 22, 2019.

Dear Reader,

Troy Johnson, Founder AALBC.com

I’m often asked; “What can I do to support AALBC?” A great way is to engage on our platform. Every book and author page on AALBC has a place where comments may be shared. We have also maintain one of the web’s oldest, continuously running, discussion forums. Our online book club, which was the focus of this newsletter, is a fun way to discuss the book we’ve chosen for the month.

AALBC is “Social,” but without the invasion of privacy, psychological manipulation, and greed.

Patronizing AALBC and sharing information, you find valuable, with others is also very important to ensuring readers and writers have an independent, online, platform to share our stories and ideas.

Peace and Love, 
Troy Johnson 
Founder & Webmaster,

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Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, AALBC.com has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.