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.
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution (Gender and American Culture) by Lois Brown (The University of North Carolina Press, Jun 30, 2008)
Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers by Otto Penzler (Pegasus Books, Mar 03, 2009)
The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar (Ohio University Press, Feb 09, 2006)
Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography (Harlem Moon Classics) by Gordon Parks (Three Rivers Press, Sep 20, 2005)
Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America by Cynthia Carr (Penguin Random House, Mar 27, 2007)
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)
The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin and Randall Kenan (Penguin Random House, Aug 24, 2010)
AALBC Book Review
Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond by Ekow Eshun (Penguin Random House, Jul 10, 2007)
Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man by Vincent Carretta (Penguin Random House, Jan 30, 2007)
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.