The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List (1998 – 2006, 2010, and 2018 – Today)

Book cover: November 2019 AALBC Book Selection We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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Our November 2019 selection is November 2019 AALBC Book SelectionWe Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin Join our book discussion today! ►


Click for more detail about Tar Baby by Toni Morrison January 2000
Tar Baby
by Toni Morrison
(Penguin Random House,  Jun 08, 2004)


Click for more detail about A Long Way from Home by Connie Briscoe February 2000
A Long Way from Home
by Connie Briscoe
(HarperCollins,  Oct 03, 2000)


Click for more detail about Two Cities: A Love Story by John Edgar Wideman March 2000
Two Cities: A Love Story
by John Edgar Wideman
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  Sep 30, 1999)


Click for more detail about The Essential Etheridge Knight (Pitt Poetry Series) by Etheridge Knight April 2000
The Essential Etheridge Knight (Pitt Poetry Series)
by Etheridge Knight
(University of Pittsburgh Press,  Dec 05, 1986)


Click for more detail about Pictures of a Dying Man: A Novel by Agymah Kamau May 2000
Pictures of a Dying Man: A Novel
by Agymah Kamau
(Coffee House Press,  Sep 01, 1999)


Click for more detail about Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown June 2000
Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown
(Simon & Schuster, Inc.,  Jun 03, 1999)


Click for more detail about Uncle Tom’s Children (P.S.) by Richard Wright July 2000
Uncle Tom’s Children (P.S.)
by Richard Wright
(HarperCollins,  Apr 29, 2008)


Click for more detail about Liar’s Game by Eric Jerome Dickey August 2000
Liar’s Game
by Eric Jerome Dickey
(NAL,  May 01, 2002)


Click for more detail about Sugar: A Novel by Bernice L. McFadden September 2000
Sugar: A Novel
by Bernice L. McFadden
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 28, 2001)


Click for more detail about The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee October 2000
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
by Sam Greenlee
(Wayne State University Press,  May 01, 1989)


Click for more detail about The Messenger : The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad by Karl Evanzz November 2000
The Messenger : The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad
by Karl Evanzz
(Penguin Random House,  Nov 23, 1999)


Click for more detail about Blues Dancing: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone December 2000
Blues Dancing: A Novel
by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
(HarperCollins,  Oct 20, 1999)

 

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.



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