Lo'Mas Lit Book Club

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Winter/Spring 2022 Edition

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is back in 2022! Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 14–21. Started in Summer 2020, this book club has brought together teens from across the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood and across the country. Join us to discuss new writing with other avid readers. Meetings will be held every other Friday at 5pm from February to June 2022.

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
February 4, February 18, March 4

A Snake Falls To Earth by Darcie Little Badger
March 18, April 1, April 8

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
April 29, May 13, May 27

High Spirits by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
June 10, June 24, and one final in-person meetup TBD


  • Club members who are ages 14–21—and who live in upper Manhattan or the Bronx—will receive book club picks for FREE. All books will be available for pickup at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10032, during store hours.
  • We kindly ask that non-local participants please purchase copies online from www.wordupbooks.com or from your local independent bookstore. After you register, we will provide a discount code you can use on our website.
  • If you are 22 years of age or older, stay tuned for new book clubs and other programs by Word Up!
  • If funding is a barrier to participation, email us at events@wordupbooks.com and we will work with you on this. 

So that we can have great discussions about the books, bringing all our different perspectives to the group, attendance is very important! After registration closes, we will send the first book to eligible participants. Additional books will be sent to those who attend consistently!

FACILITATORS: Marilyn Ramirez & Memphis Washington

Past editions of Lo'Mas Lit have involved author events. More details TBD.

Register for the book club by February 4, 2022We encourage early registration to receive your books before the meetings.


Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is presented collaboratively by Word Up Community Bookshop and co-curator Angie Cruz, is made possible in part with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Summer 2020

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Fall/Winter 20-21 Edition
Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Fall/Winter 20-21

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Spring 2021 Edition

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Spring 2021

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Summer 2021 Edition

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Summer 2021



When We Make It By Elisabet Velasquez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593324486
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 21st, 2021

A Snake Falls to Earth By Darcie Little Badger Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646140923
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

Nervous Conditions: A Novel (Nervous Conditions Series) By Tsitsi Dangarembga Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450710
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - May 18th, 2021

High Spirits By Camille Gomera-Tavarez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646141296
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Levine Querido - April 12th, 2022