Lo'Mas Lit Book Club

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, and hangout space 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. The 2022/2023 edition is canceled -- stay tuned for a summer session!


OBTAINING BOOKS: 

  • 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.

ATTENDANCE:
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!

PUBLIC EVENTS & WORKSHOPS:
Past editions of Lo'Mas Lit have involved author events. More details TBD.

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.


PAST LO'MAS LIT EVENTS


PAST SESSIONS

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Summer 2020

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

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Spring 2021

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Summer 2021

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club Winter/Spring 2022


BOOKS FOR 2022/2023 EDITION (canceled):

 

I'm a Wild Seed By Sharon Lee de la Cruz Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781951491055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Street Noise Books - April 13th, 2021

The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Gao, Laura Gao (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063067769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

Nubia: Real One By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401296407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DC Comics - February 23rd, 2021

Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419739835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593355336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - July 19th, 2022