2010 July thru December Reading List
Each selection represents a different genre and leads readers on very diverse journeys. The July thru December books include the story of an Englishwoman enslaved by Africans, a bi-racial girl who is the lone survivor of a family tragedy, a brilliant mathematician who uncovers disturbing patterns in her work and her life, a beautiful, haunted jazz singer in the 1930's, an anthology featuring the writings of Chris Abani, Jewell Parker Rhodes, John Edgar Wideman and others, and the story of a celebrated pianist.
July - Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
August - The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow
September - Tricked by Cynthia Minor
October - Corregidora by Gayl Jones
November - Best African American Fiction 2010 Edited by Gerald Early and Nikki Giovanni
December - Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist From Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC by Karen Chilton
Author Heidi Durrow is pleased to have her novel featured on the reading list. She says, "I'm thrilled that The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is Go On Girl! Book Club's August selection. I'm eager to hear their comments and thoughts. What a way to start the day!"
Writers Cynthia Minor and Karen Chilton also expressed their pleasure at the news. Says Ms. Minor, "I am thrilled that Go On Girl! Book Club has selected Tricked as their September reading selection. What a wonderful gift." Says, Ms. Chilton, "Thank you for making Hazel Scott one of your book selections. It is a real privilege to have been selected by such a phenomenal gathering of African-American women."
About Go on Girl! Book Club
Go On Girl! Book Club is one of the largest national reading organizations in the U.S. for black women. It was founded in 1991 by Monique Greenwood, Lynda Johnson and Tracy Mitchell in New York City. Today, Go On Girl! Book Club has 31 chapters in 13 states including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, Illinois, Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina and the nation's capital, Washingon, DC.
The organization will celebrate its 20th Anniversary May 20th to 22nd at the Marriot Metro in Washington, DC. For more information about Go On Girl! Book Club log onto http://www.goongirl.org/
Go on Girl! Book Club, Celebrating the Legacy of Black Literature
For More Information Contact:
Tracey Y. Smith, National Media & Author Relations
Kathleen Franks, National Reading List Chairperson
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