DR SHOMO KNOWS Book Club is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland stops of the Finding My Sparkle Book Tour! This is our first Book Tour Partnership and we would love to have your support. Cincinnati will be kicking off the start of the tour on Thursday 11/14 at 6 pm. Join us as we discuss Finding My Sparkle with author Morgan Owens, owner of the Morgan A. Owens Brand and Curvy Cardio.
We took a summer hiatus for our book club but this fall we are back! The first book that we will feature is Unwavering Perseverance by Mary Wineberg on 9/19 at 6:30 pm at Novel Coworking. It is a story of the Olympic gold medalist's journey from being a ward of the state to becoming a great track star and the ups and downs of traveling this road. Meet the author, Mary Wineberg, at this event!
The featured book for May is Thick by Dr. Tressie McMillian Cottom. This book, composes of 8 of essays, offers commentary on numerous issues that affect black women including beauty, careers, rape culture, maternal health, and politics. Join us for what should be a lively discussion on Tuesday 6/18 at 6:30 pm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tuesday 4/23 we will host our next book club with Mercantile Library as the sponsor and location. Please join us for this special partnership! The featured book for April is Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. In this book, Issa Rae discusses her upbringing, coming of age, and journey to becoming a leading lady. This book is available on Audiobook, narrated by Issa Rae. It is less than 6 hours of listening. We hope to see you soon. Take care.
The much anticipated book club discussion of Michelle Obama's Becoming is here! On Tuesday 2/12 we will be discussing this book and if you have not yet had a chance to read it, try the audiobook as it is read by Michelle Obama. The book is divided into 3 parts and is pure inspiration from start to finish. We hope that you are able to join us for this event. Click the link above for more information.
Excited to announce the first date for the DR SHOMO KNOWS (DSK) Book Club Discussion!
Tuesday 1/15/19 We will discuss Trevor Noah's Born a Crime in Cincinnati
Click above to register. Online Discussion information will be available at a later date.
Next Book: Michelle Obama's Becoming
It is a 400 page book so consider listening to it on Audible or CD from the library. She reads it so it is a great listen. We will be discussing it in February. Stay tuned for the date.
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The Fall 2018 book will be Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I usually read regular paper books but a few people have suggested that I try the audiobook version of this one. Who doesn't love Trevor Noah's voice so I think that I may try an audiobook for a change. We will be discussing the book in January, in Cincinnati and on Facebook Live. Dates TBA.
Why a Book Club
I love a good book. I enjoy reading biographies and books written by journalists on a mission for the right story. Interests in these areas are books written by authors with a diverse perspective or telling the narratives of diverse perspectives. I enjoy reading these types of books because it helps to reinforce the idea that though we are diverse in cultures, languages, physical attributes,etc; we experience so much of the same things in our lives. We also can learn a lot from each other so I enjoy a book with a message as well.