Lotus Flower Book Club
We came together to create a book club with the specific intention to have fun, open, and sometimes controversial book inspired conversations in a culturally inspiring virtual platform. It doesn’t matter the persons label or situation, as long as they have an interest in respectfully discussing and learning more about Black culture, race, relationships, history, pop culture, and other topics than all are welcome.
Of course, as is the Lotus Flower Book Club way, our curated reading list will include a variety of book gems, old, new, classic, bestseller, obscure, and self-published, that were written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. The livestream book discussion is open for comments and questions from people across the web.
We meet on the third Thursday of each at 7pm Est via https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi
Additionally, in the lead up to #DiscussionDay, participants can share their insight in a dedicated group we’ve create specifically for that book discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/drplotusflower
Also don’t be surprised by our surprise guest participants. It could the be author, a noted content expert, or just someone to add to the conversation.
So what’s next you ask? Which books are on this “curated list” of book gems? Well I’m glad you asked…
OUR FEATURE BOOK THIS MONTH:
Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America
About the Book
Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back.
There is something in the book for all who are not Black and female. Anyone who has ever been prejudged, put down, or overlooked will likely see parts of their own experience in these chapters.
Discussion Day Info
All participants must register via The Lotus Flower Facebook Group for the book club discussion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/drplotusflower
The discussion will take place on Thursday, July 15th at 7PM EST DrPamela Regina Robinson
Happy Reading and Happy Blooming