"Libertie: A Novel" by Kaitlyn Greenidge Is Our Next Book Club Selection

Remember to have your copy of "Libertie: A Novel" in hand by October 28! We are excited to offer this book as our next read because, it's inspired by one of the first Black female doctors in the United States: Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Steward! The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author spins an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself. 

Libertie Sampson is growing up in a free Black community in Brooklyn during the Reconstruction era. Her mother, a practicing physician, dreams of Libertie growing up, attending medical school and practicing side-by-side. But Libertie has other plans, and she is well aware that she’ll never be able to pass for white like her mother. Kirkus Reviews says, 

“Greenidge shows us aspects of history we seldom see in contemporary fiction.”

We will read and discuss this historical and imaginative book between October 28 and December 16, 2021. Get your copy today! Join the book club today!

Suggested Reading Schedule:

  • By October 28, finish reading Part 1: Not all wounds heal
  • By November 4, finish reading Part 3: It’s when the spring goes dry...
  • By November 12, finish reading Part 4: Tell me what you love...
  • By November 23, finish reading Part 5: Mother hen scratched... 
The program is co-sponsored by UNCG Alumni Association, UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics and UNCG University Libraries.