for colored girls book club

September discussion of  I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying  by Bassey Ikpi

September discussion of I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi


For Colored Girls who have considered not reading anymore because all the books were written by straight white men and you’ve had enuf

For Colored Girls Book Club was founded in Indianapolis, IN in 2018. We are dedicated to amplifying the voices of black and brown female and non-binary writers in literature.

Each month, we meet at Irvington Vinyl and Books to discuss a contemporary or classic work of fiction or nonfiction. Come talk books with us on the fourth Tuesday of every month!

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For colored girls book club’s October read

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite follows a stubborn and hilarious Alaine Beauparlant who gets sent to Haiti after fumbling a school presentation, and learns about the curse among the women in her lineage.


Frequently Asked Questions


How did For Colored Girls Book Club get started?

Our founder was new to the city of Indianapolis and really wanted a space where she could read and discuss books, specifically by and about black and brown women and non-binary folks. She started a book club called Black Girls Read Book Club, and the first book was Halsey Street by Naima Coster. When no-one showed up, she licked her wounds, changed the name, and went on the internet. There, she found people and they started meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Why the 4th Tuesday?

Because weekends are too competitive, every other day was taken, and we like the number 4.

How Can I join?

Join For Colored Girls Book Club on the 4th Tuesday of every month to talk books. But if you’d like to participate in other ways and help us to keep on doing the work we do, you can do 1 of 2 things: submit your book reviews, book lists, or essays to us on Submittable. Or, give us money. Cuz it’s hard out here for a self-funded literary organization that focuses on marginalized voices.


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