The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List
(1998 – 2006, 2010, and 2018 – 2020)

AALBC’s Online Bookclub is Currently on Hiatus
Book cover: December 2019 AALBC Book Selection The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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.


Click for more detail about Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant September 2018
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant
(HarperCollins,  May 08, 2018)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Sing, Unburied, Sing  by Jesmyn Ward October 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward
(Simon & Schuster, Inc.,  Sep 07, 2017)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden November 2018
Praise Song for the Butterflies
by Bernice L. McFadden
(Akashic Books,  Jul 03, 2018)
AALBC Book Review


Click for more detail about Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi December 2018
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
by Ibram X. Kendi
(Hachette Book Group,  Aug 15, 2015)

 

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.