As part of the BHM celebration here in The Barnet Group, we would like to publicise the LBB Black History Month Book Club. The book of choice is Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. It follows the lives of 12 characters (mostly black women) in the United Kingdom over the course of several decades.
This is her eighth novel and was the co-winner for the Booker Prize in 2019. She is the first black woman and the first black British person to win it. In June 2020 she became the first woman of colour and the first black British writer to get to #1 in the UK paperback fiction charts, where it held the top spot for five weeks.
Black History Month book club: 29th October, 12:30- 1:30 join it here.
FREE Library resource:
We also discovered a fantastic resource, which is available to everyone who lives, works or studies in the London Borough of Barnet.
It is a collection of books celebrating Black History Month 2020 and collated by Barnet libraries.
The theme is ‘Dig deeper, look closer, think bigger’. Uncovering and celebrating our trailblazing Black Britons, past and present. https://barnet.overdrive.com/collection/1119249
If you are not registered with a Barnet library, you can join online and have immediate access to this collection and thousands of audiobooks and e-books for free!
Registration is straightforward https://www.barnet.gov.uk/libraries/join-library
Take the time to browse through the collection. Enjoy!
Please respond below or contact Ayo Menkiti or Camille Yerles if you have any questions.