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.
Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
January 17, 24, 31, February 7, & 14, 2019
Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
Location: Bronx Library Center/NYPL, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx
A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and “Speech Sounds,” winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, “Amnesty” is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders.
If you can’t attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read Bloodchild and follow along click here to purchase 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.
If you can’t attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read Freshwater and follow along click here to purchase the book.