Read Together

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.


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


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.


Training School for Negro Girls by Camille AckerApril 2019
Training School for Negro Girls by Camille Acker
Location: TBD
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

Registration: TBA

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 PerdomoMay 2019
The Crazy Bunch By Willie Perdomo
Location: TBD
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

Registration: TBA

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.


June 2019
We the Animals by Justin Torres
Location TBD
We the Animals is narrated from the point of view of the youngest brother as he trails his older brothers, Manny and Joel, standing on the outskirts as they get into all sorts of childish scrapes—wrecking an elderly neighbor’s garden, splattering ketchup and lotion all over the kitchen, and generally wreaking havoc. All the while the three sons warily observe their parents’ volatile and tempestuous marriage. As the youngest boy grows up, he begins to sense how he is different from his brothers, and his needs lead him on a path away from them. 160 pages

Registration: TBA

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.


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