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.
Youngblood (Brown Thrasher Books) by John O. Killens (University of Georgia Press, Apr 06, 2000)
Captain Blackman by John A. Williams (Coffee House Press, Apr 01, 2000)
Dem (Black Arts Movement Series) by William Melvin Kelley (Coffee House Press, Feb 01, 2001)
Anyplace But Here by Arna Bontemps (University of Missouri, Apr 17, 1997)
Train Whistle Guitar: A Novel by Albert Murray (Penguin Random House, Nov 24, 1998)
The Spyglass Tree by Albert Murray (Penguin Random House, Oct 27, 1992)
Jubilee by Margaret Walker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 21, 1999)
Drop by Mat Johnson (Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 30, 2000)
Babe by Delores Thornton (Marguerite Press, Dec 01, 2000)
Pipe Dream: A Novel (Strivers Row) by Solomon Jones (Villard, Jul 31, 2001)
AALBC Book Review
Raising Fences: A Black Man’s Love Story by Michael Datcher (Penguin Random House, Mar 05, 2001)
Where I’m Bound: A Novel by Allen Ballard (Simon & Schuster, Inc., Oct 05, 2000)
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.