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Calling all brown girls everywhere! If you love books, learning about new things, and just connecting with other badass women, allow us to introduce you to your new favorite thing: the Smart Brown Girl Book Club. Content creator Jouelzy founded the the book club to form an international community for Black women and women of color to empower them and expand their access to knowledge through reading. Through the club, women are introduced to Black writers and are then able to come together to talk about the books through discussions and syllabi for every reading.
While there's nothing like curling up in a comfy chair with a good book, as a Black woman, I also know there's nothing *as* good as curling up with a book by a Black woman literary legend who so eloquently and brilliantly speaks to your truth in this world. Those moments are usually followed up by you just having to text your homegirls in the group chat because you've got to fill them in on what went down on those pages. The Smart Brown Girl Book Club book club is basically a leveled up version of that group chat.
Jouelzy works with a team of phenomenal Black women who curate reading guides and live discussions that enrich the experience of reading. They're doing the very important work of widening the space for the public to engage with research, theory, and history across a wide range of backgrounds. The book club has already read books like Toni Morrison's Beloved, Raven Leilani's Luster, and Britney Cooper's Eloquent Rage.
If you're interested in learning more about what the book club has to offer, how to join, and more, keep reading.