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

Book cover: I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison

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.

Our September 2019 selection is I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison. Join our book discussion today! ►


Click for more detail about Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain January 2010
Pudd’nhead Wilson
by Mark Twain
(Penguin Random House ,  Dec 04, 2007)


Click for more detail about Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution (Gender and American Culture) by Lois Brown January 2010
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution (Gender and American Culture)
by Lois Brown
(The University of North Carolina Press,  Jun 30, 2008)


Click for more detail about Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers by Otto Penzler February 2010
Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers
by Otto Penzler
(Pegasus Books,  Mar 03, 2009)


Click for more detail about Black Music by Amiri Baraka February 2010
Black Music
by Amiri Baraka
(Akashic Books,  Jan 01, 2010)


Click for more detail about Three Days Before The Shooting… by Ralph Ellison March 2010
Three Days Before The Shooting…
by Ralph Ellison
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 26, 2010)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad March 2010
Ralph Ellison: A Biography
by Arnold Rampersad
(Penguin Random House,  Apr 24, 2007)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar April 2010
The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
(Ohio University Press,  Feb 09, 2006)


Click for more detail about Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography (Harlem Moon Classics) by Gordon Parks April 2010
Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography (Harlem Moon Classics)
by Gordon Parks
(Three Rivers Press,  Sep 20, 2005)


Click for more detail about Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden May 2010
Glorious
by Bernice L. McFadden
(Akashic Books,  May 01, 2010)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Fortunate Son: A Novel by Walter Mosley June 2010
Fortunate Son: A Novel
by Walter Mosley
(Hachette Book Group,  Apr 10, 2006)


Click for more detail about Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America by Cynthia Carr June 2010
Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America
by Cynthia Carr
(Penguin Random House,  Mar 27, 2007)


Click for more detail about All the Stars Came Out That Night by Kevin King July 2010
All the Stars Came Out That Night
by Kevin King
(Penguin Random House,  Feb 27, 2007)


Click for more detail about Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely July 2010
Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
by Melvin Patrick Ely
(Penguin Random House,  Aug 16, 2005)


Click for more detail about The Magic Keys by Albert Murray August 2010
The Magic Keys
by Albert Murray
(Penguin Random House,  Aug 08, 2006)


Click for more detail about Stomping The Blues (Da Capo Paperback) by Albert Murray August 2010
Stomping The Blues (Da Capo Paperback)
by Albert Murray
(Perseus Books Group,  Aug 01, 1989)


Click for more detail about The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin and Randall Kenan September 2010
The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings
by James Baldwin and Randall Kenan
(Penguin Random House,  Aug 24, 2010)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun October 2010
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond
by Ekow Eshun
(Penguin Random House,  Jul 10, 2007)


Click for more detail about Trouble the Water by Melvin Dixon November 2010
Trouble the Water
by Melvin Dixon
(University of Alabama Press,  Jan 01, 1989)


Click for more detail about Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man by Vincent Carretta November 2010
Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
by Vincent Carretta
(Penguin Random House,  Jan 30, 2007)


Click for more detail about The Executioner’s Game by Gary Hardwick December 2010
The Executioner’s Game
by Gary Hardwick
(HarperCollins,  Jan 04, 2005)

 

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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