Noname Book Club Uplifts the Voices of People of Color

See below for updated links to Noname book club's monthly selections!

"Each One Reach One" is a mantra the Noname Book Club (NNBC) seems to take to heart. Uplifting People of Color's voices in online communities and book discussions, NNBC even includes incarcerated comrades when highlighting two books every month written by authors of color. Its reach is nationwide, and CHPL is proud to join other libraries across the country to connect with this inspirational group.  

Engage with Noname directly at, opens a new window, visit our website monthly for new picks, and keep an eye out for future Noname Book Club events at your local branch, brought to you by the Library's Black Exhibits & Events Committee. You also can check out the West End Branch Library's Women Shaping Change and all the other book clubs CHPL has to offer.  

View the latest picks and titles from past months in this Noname Book Club list
September 2022

God Help the Child

Killing the Black Body

August 2022

Root Magic

July 2022

Friday Black

June 2022

The Death of Vivek Oji

May 2022 

Anarchism and the Black Revolution


April 2022 

The Sobbing School

Home Is Not A Country

March 2022 

Children of Blood and Bone

February 2022 


The Nation on No Map

January 2022 

Becoming Abolitionists

Live From Death Row

December 2021
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
November 2021 

As Long as Grass Grows

Black Slaves, Indian Masters

October 2021


My Sister, the Serial Killer

September 2021

Belly of the Beast


The Skin I'm in

August 2021 

Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Looking for Lorraine

July 2021 


June 2021 

The Hip Hop Wars

A Little Devil in America


May 2021

The End of Policing

Facing the Rising Sun

April 2021


This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

March 2021

The Three Mothers

How We Get Free

February 2021

Claudette Colvin

Here I Stand

January 2021

I Can't Date Jesus

No Name in the Street

December 2020


November 2020

The Assassination of Fred Hampton

October 2020

Our History Is the Future

September 2020

Disability Visibility

Capitalism & Disability

August 2020

Playing in the Dark

The Vanishing Half

July 2020

Captive Genders

Are Prisons Obsolete?

June 2020

Race Music

Blood in My Eye

May 2020


April 2020

War Against All Puerto Ricans


March 2020

Love WITH Accountability

As Black as Resistance

February 2020

Sister Outsider

Magical Negro

January 2020

Sabrina & Corina

Die N***** Die!