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The SBG Mission

For the Black girls in the forgotten spaces.
Bringing together an international community of women of color through reading and dialogue. 

SBG Book Club is not just about what book to read. It’s about the community we have access to. It’s about helping each one of us to find the intelligence we hold inside. It’s about digging deeper and building out a world that is bigger than us.

We have two memberships types, to ensure our book club is accessible to all.

  • General Membership

    This is our free membership track!
    Sign up and join the Facebook Group and/or Discord for the SBG Book Club

    ↳ Monthly readings announced via newsletter.
    ↳Mid-read discussions via Facebook Group.
    ↳Author Chats.

    Syllabus available for purchase + download
    each month.

    Sign Up
  • Insider Membership

    Become an Insider and gain elevated access while helping to support SBG! Insiders help us pay our team equitable rates.

    ↳Free Syllabi
    ↳Vote on Book Choices
    ↳Private Author Chats
    ↳Membership fee is a tax deductible donation.

    ↳Discount on shop goods.

    + more to come!

    Sign Up!
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General Track Book of the Month

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, this groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is "a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction" (The Atlantic).

David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meets a bartender named Giovanni to whom he is drawn in spite of himself. Soon the two are spending the night in Giovanni’s curtainless room, which he keeps dark to protect their privacy. But Hella’s return to Paris brings the affair to a crisis, one that rapidly spirals into tragedy.

Exploration Track - Summer 2022

Thru September 2022

How We Get Free editted by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today's struggles.

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We are a 501(3)c public non-profit that runs on community support to pay our staff equitable rates for their time and labor. All donations to SBG are tax deductible.