AALBC’s Online Bookclub is Currently on Hiatus
Participation is easy (more on how our club operates).
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.
Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston (HarperCollins, Dec 02, 2008)
Another Good Loving Blues by Arna Bontemps (Penguin Random House, Jan 18, 1994)
Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson (Penguin Random House, Dec 01, 1998)
Ring around the Moon: A Novel by Mary Burnett Smith (HarperCollins, May 19, 2015)
Dummy by John Gibson (Greenfield Publishing Group, Jan 01, 1997)
Something’s Wrong with Your Scale!: A Romantic Comedy by Van Whitfield (Penguin Random House, Jan 18, 2000)
Zon by Gregory K. Morris (3TG Press, Jul 01, 1994)
Not Without Laughter (Dover Thrift Editions) by Langston Hughes (Dover Publications, Apr 04, 2008)
Dreamer: A Novel by Charles Johnson (Simon & Schuster, Inc., Feb 02, 1999)
Just Above My Head by James Baldwin (Delta, Jun 13, 2000)
What A Woman’s Gotta Do by Evelyn Coleman (Simon & Schuster, Inc., Jan 04, 2020)
AALBC Book Review
Bloodline: Five Stories by Ernest Gaines (Penguin Random House, Oct 28, 1997)
AALBC.com’s online book club, “The Coffee Will Make You Black” ran from 1998 until 2006. The book club was moderated by Thumper. The club was briefly resurrected in 2010, when both Fiction and Nonfiction titles were selected. Unfortunately, the club was discontinued the same year.
In October of 2018, novelist, educator, avid reader, and advocate for Black literature, Tony Lindsay began running AALBC’s “The Coffee Will Make You Black online book club.” after a 8-year hiatus.