Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Monday, December 11, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Konner and Stephanie are partnering with Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co. (200 Anderson Street) to host a monthly queer book club, Reading the Rainbow. December's meeting will be a discussion of BROOMS by Jasmine Walls on December 11th at 7 PM. 

A queer, witchy Fast and the Furious - starting 6 BIPOC witches - that shines light on history not often told
It’s 1930s Mississippi. Magic is permitted only in certain circumstances, and by certain people. Unsanctioned broom racing is banned. But for those who need the money, or the's there to be found.

Meet Billie Mae, captain of the Night Storms racing team, and Loretta, her best friend and second-in-command. They’re determined to make enough money to move out west to a state that allows Black folks to legally use magic and take part in national races.

Cheng-Kwan – doing her best to handle the delicate and dangerous double act of being the perfect “son” to her parents, and being true to herself while racing.

Mattie and Emma -- Choctaw and Black -- the youngest of the group and trying to dodge government officials who want to send them and their newly-surfaced powers away to boarding school.

And Luella, in love with Billie Mae. Her powers were sealed away years ago after she fought back against the government. She’ll do anything to prevent the same fate for her cousins.  

Brooms is a queer, witchy Fast and the Furious that shines light on history not often told – it’s everything you’d ever want to read in a graphic novel. 

Brooms By Jasmine Walls, Teo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jasmine Walls, Teo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781646142682
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Levine Querido - October 10th, 2023

Event address: 
Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co.
200 Anderson Street
Portland, ME 04101