OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Public Library is excited to partner with Noname’s Book Club to help you find the monthly selections for free.
Founded by Chicago rapper Noname in August 2019, the book club selects two titles a month to discuss among an online and in-person community of readers. Meetups are held in cities across the country from Los Angeles to New York City to Washington DC.
Described as “reading material for the homies”, Noname’s Book Club highlights books that speak on human conditions in critical and original ways while encouraging members to support the works of authors of color. The selections for April are:
Monthly selections will be shared via OPL's twitter account, @oaklibrary, when they are announced by Noname's Book Club. All selections can be found by searching the online catalog with the keywords "Noname books".
Current Book Selections:
- Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
- The Vanishing Half
- Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Eric Stanley & Nat Smith
- Are Prisons Obsolete?
- Assata : an autobiography
- Don’t Call Us Dead
- The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Michael W. Twitty