This is a special appeal to those who have shown interest in One Book One Bronx. Maybe you have attended a few meetings, loved them, but life keeps getting in your way. Or, are you a regular weekly attendee and want to support our efforts to build a vibrant community? Now is the time to give. ♥
Please visit here to support One Book One Bronx by becoming a member.
Patreon is an online platform that helps build independence and sustainability through membership. Your One Book One Bronx membership will help pay facilitators, writers, buy books, and provide spaces (virtual and in-person) to come together with your crew. As little as $2/month will make a difference (and maybe earn you a tshirt and virtual “wink”).
Sharing is caring ♥ If you cannot swing the “sou sou,” then please share our appeal with friends and family.
This year, in the midst of a pandemic, One Book One Bronx hosted over 40 weekly discussions (many streaming on YouTube) and 70 hours of engaged conversation. The diverse reading list included The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez, Locked Gray / Linked Blue: Stories by Kem Joy Ukwu, Corregidora by Gayl Jones, All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks, Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley, and Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora by Emily Raboteau. Remember that New Year’s resolution to read more? We are here to help.
About The Book Club & One Book One Bronx
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education invites neighbors to come together and (re)spark a love of reading. The book club normally meets in its 6th floor Gallery and hosts vibrant community-focused conversations that build a love of books and reading. The Casita Maria Book Club is presented in partnership with One Book One Bronx.
One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss books that reflect the people of the Bronx. The book club seeks to build a culture of reading and is free to join. Please visit here for information on starting a book club at your community-based organization.
Discussions are free and open to the public. By registering you are giving the hosts permission to possibly use your image on our social media platforms. Book club discussions are held in English only at this time.
One Book One Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, donations, and Citizens Committee of New York City.