Gracie Book Club

Gracie Book Club

Gracie Book Club

"This season the Gracie Book Club explores the pervasive culture of shame that surrounds mental illness. The books we will read together offer an opportunity for each of us to challenge our biases and stereotypes about mental health care through the power of storytelling. Readers can use this knowledge to become stewards of their own mental health and healers in their community."
First Lady Chirlane McCray

As part of our ongoing commitment to literacy and New York's diverse cultural well-being, I am pleased to announce the third season of the Gracie Book Club. Members like you are the Club's cornerstone and we are eager that you hear the news first.

This season the First Lady and the board of advisers have selected four distinguished books of both fiction and nonfiction that together explore mental health awareness and bring stigma out of the shadows while continuing to deliver relevant arts and cultural programming to New Yorkers.

Our next book club meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00pm-7:00pm at The Bronx Museum featuring Erika L. Sánchez, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Reserve your tickets with link below.

Featured Book Selections

The NoonDay Demon
The Noonday Demon
by Andrew Solomon
She's Come Undone
She's Come Undone
by Wally Lamb
Willow Weep for Me
Willow Weep for Me
by Nana-Ama Danquah
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
by Erika L. Sánchez

Discover additional reading suggestions thoughtfully selected by Gracie Book Club moderators.


Join Gracie Book Club

Complete the form below to join our Book Club. Once a member you will be first to know anything and everything going on and stay eligible for our exclusive lottery to attend the LIVE Club gatherings as held for each book selection. The library branches and other locations for concurrent pod-casting and group discussion will also be shared with you once released.

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