A Community for Black Women and Allies

Black Girls Lit began as a Facebook Community for book lovers founded in 2019 by Alexys Swygert.

Black Girls Lit has since grown into a community of readers who support black women and literacy highlighting authors of color in it's monthly selections and fosters healthy, respectful dialogue between members. Our mission is to unite and educate ALL readers about black culture through literacy.


Each month, we will select a book to read together as a group. As a member, you will have receive exclusive access to our monthly discussions (currently virtual.)


We can't wait for you to begin your LIT reading journey with us. 

Alexys is a wife, mom, and Alumna of Daemen College with a specialization in English Literacy and Education. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Live Q & A with Author, Donna Hemans
    Sun, Feb 21
    Online Event
    Feb 21, 6:00 PM EST
    Online Event
    Jamaican-born Donna Hemans is the author of the novel River Woman, winner of the 2003-4 Towson University Prize for Literature. Tea by the Sea, for which she won the Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award for Adult Literature, is her second novel.

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