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October 2019 Bookclub Read: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

October has quickly rolled around and already it's time for a new book!!  Our online community (which you can join right here) has just finished up the Darkest Child (whew child!!) so you are right on time for our next read which is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisis Coates.  -----Click on the image below to order it from Amazon (this is an affiliate link which means your purchase will put a few coins in my pocket which helps to keep BGSC running). Here is a brief synopsis: Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river,...

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September 2019 Bookclub Read: The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

The BGSC bookclub has officially opened it's doors and we are starting things off with a bang.  For the month of September the group will be reading and connecting on The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips.  Here is the books synopsis: Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the...

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