What we're about

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet in Tempe at Changing Hands Bookstore. We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more at our web site www.mochagirlsread.com

If you are media, please email Mocha Girl Dindi at media@mochagirlsread.com

For Authors and Publishers, please email Mocha Girl Classy at classy@mochagirlsread.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Reading Time - Reading Apart Together

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27 attendees from 15 groups hosting

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Hosted By: Renee Bailey

Every Monday, all chapters come and take an hour and read together silently.

  1. Pick any book you want.
  2. Log in.
  3. Read for as long as you want.

It is not selfish to prioritize your happiness, so come and join us each week. Make time for yourself; you deserve it!

Join us virtually; each meeting will take place via Google Meet.

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Mocha Girls Read Office Hours

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Would you like to make suggestions or have questions for the Mocha Girls Admin Team? Join us during our open office hours via Zoom to chat about it.
We are looking forward to seeing you all!

  • We invite all Mocha Girls Read members.
  • We will host this meeting Monthly on Mondays.

Join us via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87531461945?pwd=VXZ4c1lyMWZxaWNaYTFUTGRxV2xFdz09

Planning with Friends: Power Hour

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You can join us every Saturday to dedicate 1 to 2 hours to plan your week/month or catch up on some things you need to do.

Grab your coffee, tea, water, or mimosa if you feel froggy! Use this time to plan, budget, journal, read, or catch up with some of your fellow Mocha Girls.

Host: Tenille Griffin

Date: Every Saturday

Join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/zqv-kvjo-ptt.

"Plans are useless, but planning is essential."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

(ONLINE) Book Meeting:"Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" by Gabrielle Zevin.

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Greetings Mocha Girls!

I hope this message finds everyone well.
Please join us on Google Meet where we will have our discussion virtually.

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Mocha Girl Leanna
Minneapolis Chapter Organizer
Our May 2023 monthly book selection is "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" by Gabrielle Zevin.

Remember, if you don't finish the book, you are still welcome, so come anyway!

R.S.V.P. Etiquette:
Please make sure to RSVP to an event or book club meeting ONLY if you are going. Do not RSVP if you are thinking about going or would like to go.
Thanks in advance and I can't wait to see you all!

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About the book:

From the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom.

These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.

About the author:

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is a New York Times best-selling novelist whose books have been translated into thirty-nine languages.

Her tenth novel, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, was an instant New York Times Best Seller, a Sunday Times Best Seller, and a selection of the Tonight Show’s Fallon Book Club. Tomorrow was Amazon.com’s #1 Book of the Year, Time Magazine’s #1 Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book, and the winner of both the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction and the Book of the Month Club’s Book of the Year. Following a twenty-five-bidder auction*,* the feature film rights to Tomorrow were acquired by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios. Zevin is currently writing the screenplay.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry also spent many months on the New York Times Best Seller List. A.J. Fikry was honored with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award for Fiction, the Japan Booksellers’ Prize, and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, among other honors. A.J. Fikry is now a feature film with a screenplay by Zevin. She has also written children’s books, including the award-winning Elsewhere.

She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. She has occasionally written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered, and she began her writing career, at age fourteen, as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles.