Join the conversation this month through Zoom to discuss RIOT BABY by Tochi Onyebuchi.
Conversations Book Club features authors and characters from marginalized groups. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM through Zoom. Copies of the latest book are on display and available to check out at the Mount Pleasant Library.
New members: please register through Eventbrite and we’ll send you the Zoom link for the next meeting.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Rooted in foundational loss and the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative and intimate family story with quietly devastating things to say about love, fury, and the black American experience.
Ella and Kev are brother and sister, both gifted with extraordinary power. Their childhoods are defined and destroyed by structural racism and brutality. Their futures might alter the world. When Kev is incarcerated for the crime of being a young black man in America, Ella―through visits both mundane and supernatural―tries to show him the way to a revolution that could burn it all down.
WHAT WE’RE READING NEXT
April 2021 - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
May 2021 - Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
June 2021 - Stamped by Jason Reynolds
July 2021 - Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett
August 2021 - Begin Again by Eddie N. Glaude