One Book One Bronx is a new style reading group that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss one book that reflects the people of the Bronx.  Sessions are free to join. The first 25 attendees receive a free copy of the book.


Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
March 5, 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2019
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Location: BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th St. Bronx
An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. 240 pages

If you cannot attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read Freshwater and follow along, click here to purchase the book.


How One Bronx Book Club Helps Build A Community Of Readers
by Adam Rowe, Forbes, February 6, 2019


Training School for Negro Girls by Camille AckerTuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
April 16, 23, 30, May 7, & 14, 2019
Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker
Location: BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th St. Bronx
In her debut short story collection, Camille Acker unleashes the irony and tragic comedy of respectability onto a wide-ranging cast of characters, all of whom call Washington, DC, home. A “woke” millennial tries to fight gentrification, only to learn she’s part of the problem; a grade school teacher dreams of a better DC, only to take out her frustrations on her students; and a young piano player wins a competition, only to learn the prize is worthless. 232 pages

If you cannot attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read Training School for Negro Girls and follow along, click here to purchase the book.


The Crazy Bunch by Willie PerdomoTuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
The Crazy Bunch By Willie Perdomo
Location: BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th St. Bronx
In his fourth collection, The Crazy Bunch, Perdomo returns to his beloved neighborhood to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a “crew” coming of age in East Harlem at the beginning of the 1990s. In poems written in couplets, vignettes, sketches, riffs, and dialogue, Perdomo recreates a weekend where surviving members of the crew recall a series of tragic events: “That was the summer we all tried to fly. All but one of us succeeded.” 128 pages

If you cannot attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read The Crazy Bunch and follow along, click here to purchase the book.

>> Saturday, June 22, 6pm. Join One Book One Bronx and BX Writers for the launch of Willie Perdomo’s new book, The Crazy Bunch at The Lit.Bar, 131 Alexander Ave, Bronx


Past Book Clubs