Sun, Jul 12|
GITB Reads Book Club - The Vanishing Half
We are kicking off our Virtual Book Club!
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
About the Event
We are launching our bookclub this month. We are letting this first meeting be open to non-members.
We are in partnership with Book Club of the Month which we use to select our books each month and provide hard copy books to those that sign up with them. They will deliver the book to you which means you don't have to worry about going out to look for it. However, you can still be a part of the bookclub if you prefer to use Audible or your Kindle.
To sign up to our bookclub via Book Club of the Month click here
If you are buying your book on your own then just RSVP here for the link.
GITB Reads is the Official Book Club of GITB! We strive to select books that not only speak to women of color but also to open our reading to other genres that may not have a lead POC but that has a topic or theme that may be still relevant to members or sometimes just a light hearted read.
This Month's Selection is Brit Bennet's The Vanishing Half which was named a most antificiapte d book of 2020 by O, the Oprah Magazine and Washington Post. From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?