The Black Authors Book Club

The Black Authors Book Club

Join the Club!

Led by St. John’s Law Professors Cheryl L. Wade and Sheldon A. Evans, The Black Authors Book Club will challenge preconceived notions and inspire newfound depth in understanding as we discuss books by African American authors that explore some of the most impactful issues of our time, including:

  • Racial justice 
  • Racial awareness 
  • Social change 

With unique insight into the racial caste system suffered in America and across the African Diaspora, and through their literary prowess, the authors express messages to the Black community and to those in power that seek to understand the Black experience and how to change it. 

The Black Authors Book Club meets online from 7 to 8 p.m. Register on our Eventbrite page.

2022–2023 Book Club Selections

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
By Tupac Shakur
Featuring a conversation with Tupac's former agent, Leila Steinberg.
September 15, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET

Fight The Power: Law and Policy through Hip Hop Songs
Featuring a conversation with editors Gregory S. Parks and Frank Cooper, as well as other contributors.
October 13, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET

On Juneteenth
By Annette Gordon-Reed
November 3, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET

Skinny House
Featuring a conversation with author Julie L. Seely and Devereaux Sterrette.
February 9, 2023 | 7 – 8 PM ET

The New Jim Crow
Featuring a conversation with Michelle Alexander.
March 9, 2023 | 7 – 8 PM ET

Black Panther: Vol. 1 (2005)
By Reginald Hudlin
April 13, 2023 | 7 – 8 PM ET

For More Information

Please contact us at: [email protected]

Not enough time to finish the book? Join us anyway for a lively discussion!

Now let’s go read!