2021 - 2022 Lived Black Experience Book of the Month

The Lived Black Experience Book of the Month program is sponsored by the Southside Community Association of Flagstaff in partnership with Bright Side Bookshop. Each month provides an opportunity to participate in a Facebook livestreamed discussion of the two selected books. Each month will have a fiction and non-fiction selection. When selected books are purchased at Bright Side, a percentage of sales will be donated to the Murdoch Center.

Learn more about the Southside Community Association and find out more about upcoming programs here. You can also visit our events calendar for dates and times of the book discussion each month.

A full list of the books is below in order.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

March 2021 - Lived Black Experience Book of the Month


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The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, Revised Edition By William H. Leckie, Shirley A. Leckie Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780806138404
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - May 1st, 2007

March 2021 - Lived Black Experience Book of the Month


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Native Son: A Novel By Richard Wright Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060837563
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

April 2021 - Lived Black Experience Book of the Month Discussion


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The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

April 2021 Lived Black Experience Book of the Month Discussion


Invisible Man (Vintage International) By Ralph Ellison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

The Mis-Education of the Negro (African American) By Carter Godwin Woodson Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780486445588
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Dover Publications - September 13th, 2005

Song of Solomon (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011

Monster By Walter Dean Myers Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780064407311
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority By Tom Burrell Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401925925
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Smiley Books - February 1st, 2010

Another Brooklyn: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062359995
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

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Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Kindred By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 21st, 2009

Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition): An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1) By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982150341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - October 6th, 2020

A Promised Land By Barack Obama Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) By Sarah M. Broom Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Family By J. California Cooper Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385411721
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Anchor - December 1st, 1991

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South By Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300251838
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

The Marrow of Tradition By Charles W. Chestnutt, Mint Editions (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Charles W. Chestnutt, Mint Editions (Contribution by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781513269191
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Published: Mint Editions - December 8th, 2020

The Civil War in Arizona: The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865 By Andrew E. Masich Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780806139005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - February 1st, 2008