This reading group guide for An Angry-Ass Black Woman includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Karen E. Quinones Miller. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
Bestselling author Karen E. Quinones Miller turns the mirror on herself in An Angry-Ass Black Woman
—her first autobiographical novel. After a medical crisis leaves her in a coma, Ke-Ke reflects on her childhood and the events that led her to take charge of her own destiny. This part biographical, part fictional account opens on the streets of Harlem, where poverty, abuse, violence, racism, and drugs are a fixture of everyday life. Filled with vibrant anecdotes about growing up in an urban jungle and her journey from dropping out of school to reentering and graduating from college and becoming a successful writer, Miller captures the hardships and the bonds that formed between families and neighbors growing up in Harlem. Topics & Questions for Discussion
1. Discuss the provocative title of this autobiographical novel—An Angry-Ass Black Woman
. What were your first reactions to this title? Why were you drawn to read this “true-life” novel? Di