What we're about

We are a new book club based in Brooklyn for women and nonbinary people of color.

We are committed to highlighting works by a diverse cohort of women and nonbinary PoC and building a community where all members are invited to discuss their experiences and learn from each other in an intersectional manner.

We plan to meet one Saturday each month in the late morning/early afternoon in Brooklyn.

We are open to book suggestions and encourage members to prepare additional materials to share with the group that relate to the month's book such as articles or podcasts. Please consider supporting local bookstores.

We look forward to reading, discussing, and community building!

RSVPs and No-Shows:

You must RSVP. If you do not plan to attend, please do not RSVP. There will be a 3 no-show rule for members; if you RSVP yes and do not show up three times you will be removed from the group.

For additional questions: badandbookee@gmail.com
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Upcoming events (1)

Bad and Bookee February Meeting: The Vanishing Half

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Please join and 'like' our page on Facebook. This group will close at the end of February and our event listings will be on: https://www.facebook.com/badandbookee

Meetings will remain on Zoom.

'The Vanishing Half' examines sisterhood, black identity, and parenthood with compassion and conviction. The Vignes twins grew up inseparable in the ’60s in Mallard, Louisiana, a small town reserved for black residents with light skin. Stella and Desiree Vignes are tall and beautiful, and they dream of lives beyond the lynching of their father and housekeeping for white people, like their mother does. When they flee to New Orleans as teenagers, Stella discovers that she can pass as white, and so begins the fracture that will forever separate the twins. Stella disappears in California and continues to play the part of a white woman, keeping her past a secret from her husband and daughter. After leaving her abusive marriage, Desiree returns to Mallard with her daughter, Jude, who is “black as tar.” Jude, desperate to find a place where she fits in, goes to college in California and discovers she was searching not just for herself but for her mother’s sister. Told in flashbacks and alternating points of view, this novel asks what is personal identity, if not your past. A riveting and sympathetic story about the bonds of sisterhood and just how strong they are, even at their weakest.

Past events (8)

B&B November Read: Against the Loveless World

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