How To Make The Most of African American Book Clubs

How To Make The Most of African American Book Clubs

Books have always been an important part of most of our lives, but many people don’t realize that you can break up book collections in more than just fiction and non-fiction. There are many different sections of books, which include books that were written by African American writers. These books have always been a very influential part of our society because of the hardships that many of these writers faced.

Consider what the world was like for the first African American writers. They were slaves who were owned by other people, generally white people, and were unable to have even the most basic of rights. The fact that some managed to learn to read and write was a pure shock to most people. But learn to read and write these writers did, and even those who did not managed to create amazing stories that were passed down through generations, eventually to be written down by their ancestors.

The work of most African American writers was often ignored, until, that is, African American book clubs came to be. These book clubs were designed to allow people to purchase nothing but works written by African American writers. Many people still don’t know how to make the most of these book clubs. Here are a few tips.

1. Make sure that you find a book club that delivers to your area. While most African American book clubs deliver around the nation, there are some which only deliver locally, so it is a good idea to ensure that the book club you’re looking at will actually deliver to your area.

2. Picking a club that carries older works is always good. While there are great pieces of literature created by African American writers who are living today, there are many wonderful works that were written by writers who are no longer with us. In order to enjoy these important works, you need to make sure that your club carries them.

3. See what type of payment they take. Not all African American book clubs will take the same type of payment. For instance some will accept checks and others will only take credit cards. Make sure the African American book club that you pick takes the type of payment that you are going to be able to pay so that you don’t wind up wanting a book and not being able to have it.

J.D. Theis and 21blackstreet.com has more information about African American book clubs and African American writers for those who are interested.