As part of the American Booksellers Association’s partnership with Glory Edim to bring Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide, Little Shop of Stories signed up to host an official Well Read Black Girl book club. This group is led by run by our former store manager (and young adult author) Kimberly Jones. Questions? Email email@example.com.
We will be discussing American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes.