Black Chick Lit

Hosted ByDanielle & Mollie

Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.

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BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin’?

2020 is about some real shenanigans. Between the brown-face fiasco Jeanine Cummins brought with her American Dirt release and the Barnes & Noble “Diverse Editions” mess, we’ve been facepalming since the new year began.

Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast

We’re doing something different this month. Things are a bit busy with family and babies, so for this episode, we’re sharing a special, previously recorded crossover episode. Mollie joins Dani on the Ice Planet Podcast to discuss book six of

Episode 34: Hold U Down

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s Urban Fic Month! This year, we go back home to Missouri and read Hold U Down by Keisha Ervin.


Happy New Year, y’all! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful start to your 2020.
‘Cause RWA certainly didn’t!

BCL Chat: We Survived (and Thrived in) 2019

We can’t believe it, dear readers, but we’ve made it through another year of reading, podcasting and doing both while black. The twitter dramas! The plagiarism scandals! The nacho cheese!
We take a look back and reflect on all the books read

Episode 33: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Winter is coming. That means it’s time for us to dive into the world of fantasy ( … er, or into fantasy worlds).
This episode, we read N.K. Jemisin’s 2010 debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Mollie wasn’t kidding when she

BCL Chat: Our Favorite Diverse Kid Lit Titles

Hey, readers! In this month’s episode we discuss the perilous world of shopping for diverse children’s books. We’re overwhelmed by how much there is to consider with presenting children with authentic representation of people of color:

Episode 32: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

The kids are back in school and we revisit a childhood favorite: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor. And, whew, boy! Ms. Taylor aimed to teach the kids the truth about racism and she went above in beyond to do so. This book had lynch mobs, r

BCL Chat: YouTube and Black Booktubers

We try to talk Booktube and get distracted by our general distrust of social media. Inspired by the HuffPost piece titled “Where Are All the Black Booktubers?,” we decided to investigate the question ourselves.

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