If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie Tie-In)
January’s book club pick is a compelling novel by James Baldwin about love and injustice in America. The novel is told from the perspective of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl who is in love with a young sculptor named Fonny—the father of her unborn child. Tish and Fonny plan to get married, but when Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned, everything changes. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience affection, despair, and most importantly, hope. Now a major motion picture, If Beale Street Could Talk is one you won’t want to miss.
This year, make a goal to read more fiction and nonfiction by authors of diverse backgrounds! The Read It Forward Book Club is a safe space for readers to discuss, analyze, and rave about books that showcase voices of all kinds.
Every month, we’ll ask you to vote on three different choices—ranging from novels to memoirs to timely nonfiction—then we’ll select that month’s read. Our book club will cover both classic and contemporary reads with the hope of sparking important conversations about the past, present, and future. Over the course of the year, we know there will be something special that will appeal to every type of reader.
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