Banned Book Club "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

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The Banned Book Club led by Bryn Durgin. March’s selection is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou.

In this monthly book club dedicated to reading and protecting the most important and threatened books for our generation, March’s pick is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, a modern American classic beloved worldwide.
We will meet in person at our store location at The Mark, 117 S. Pineapple Ave. The book club is $15 which includes a copy of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to be picked up at Bookstore1 any time before our meeting.
About 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 Sing s 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.
“ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin
About the Author:
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman , she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman , And Still I Rise , On the Pulse of Morning , and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.
About Book Bans:
Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and remain an issue of concern to us at Bookstore1Sarasota. Over the past year, the scope of such censorship has expanded rapidly. In response, PEN America has collated an Index of School Book Bans, offering a snapshot of the trend. The index documents decisions to ban books in school libraries and classrooms in the U.S. from July 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Check it out and join us in our efforts to protect free expression and students’ first amendment rights. You can view the index here .
All signed up and unable to go? Please let us know! Seating is limited and there may be people on our waitlist who would like to to take your place. Please send an email to ASAP and hopefully we’ll see you next time.
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