General Track Book of the Month

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Set in the neighbourhood of "Little Jamaica," Frying Plantain follows a girl from elementary school to high school graduation as she navigates the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation immigrants experiencing first-generation cultural expectations, and Black identity in a predominantly white society.

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.

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

    ↳Free Syllabi
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    + more to come!

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Exploration Track

African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Thru 2023

Article is included in the syllabus.

Often referred to as “The Metalanguage of Race,” Higginbotham’s essay is critically esteemed for its emphasis on Black women’s history and pointed analyses of the essentialism of gender and race in the academy, particularly feminist theory.  “Metalanguage” laid the groundwork for what scholars–such as literary scholar Saidiya Hartman and historian Sarah Haley–would call a Black Feminist Framework and Methodology within historical research.  

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