The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List (1998 – 2006, 2010, and 2018 – Today)
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.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C. Ward (Penguin Random House, Oct 26, 2004)
Platitudes (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) by Trey Ellis (Northeastern, Oct 02, 2003)
Those Bones Are Not My Child: A novel by Toni Cade Bambara (Penguin Random House, Sep 28, 1999)
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America by Philip Dray (Penguin Random House, Jan 08, 2002)
AALBC Book Review
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.