Island City Book Club

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022  at 6:30 PM: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.
 
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
 
Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

-Amazon.com




Upcoming titles include:   

  • TBD / TBD

 
 Past book club selections include: 
  • The Water Dancer / Ta Nehesi Coates
  • Inheritance / Dani Shapiro
  • The Moment of Lift / Melinda Gates

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