Book Club (Session 3) 'Punch Me Up to the Gods'

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All are welcome to participate in this free Book Club for the book Punch Me Up to the Gods by author Brian Broome.

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir in essays about blackness, masculinity, and addiction, Punch Me Up to the Gods introduces a powerful new talent in Brian Broome, whose early years growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys propel forward this gorgeous, aching, and unforgettable debut.

This Book Club is part of “James Baldwin at 100″— an initiative of  One Book One Bronx & The Literary Freedom Project that will celebrate a century since the author’s birth with discussions, panels, screenings, and exhibitions focusing on a wide range of literary works and ideas.

The Bronx Museum is proud to serve as a host location for One Book One Bronx Book Clubs!

Book Club
Saturday, April 6    12pm


This free program consists of five in-person sessions at The Bronx Museum (1040 Grand Concourse). The sessions all take place from 12–1:30 PM on these dates:

Session 1: Free Book Distribution:
Saturday, March 16, 2024
12–1:30 PM at The Bronx Museum

Session 2: Discuss Intro–Page 61 
Sunday, March 23, 2024
12–1:30 PM at The Bronx Museum

Session 3: Discuss Pages 62-119
Saturday, April 6, 2024
12–1:30 PM at The Bronx Museum

Session 4: Discuss Pages 123-184
Saturday, April 13, 2024
12–1:30 PM at The Bronx Museum

Session 5: Discuss Page 185–End
Sunday, April 21, 2024
12–1:30 PM at The Bronx Museum

One Book One Bronx hosts weekly restorative conversations on topics such as gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality. The discussions are reflective of the borough’s racial, economic, and gender demographics, and aim to build bridges for engagement while reigniting a passion for reading.

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