Booked & Busy : March Book Reveal

So March is approaching and it’s going to be Women’s History Month. We have decided that Maya Angelou will be who we will celebrate this month while reading her works with GATHER IN MY NAME. Here are the details about this book!

“In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity.

“A curiously heartening story in which decency, honor, truth, love do exist, imperfectly, fractionally and flickeringly, not in some Platonic realm of the ideal, but in the flawed lives of real men and women.”—The Washington Post

Gather Together in My Name continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job–and from man to man. She tries to return home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya’s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations.”

Who’s Maya Angelou?

Maya Angelou, an iconic figure in not just Black literature but also American and International literature. She is a civil rights activist who holds a significant place in history for her profound impact on society. As a talented poet, author, and actress, Mrs. Angelou used her powerful voice to address important issues such as racism, sexism, and a respected identity. Her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” shed light on the struggles she faced growing up as a Black woman in America, resonating with readers worldwide. Angelou’s work captivated audiences with her poetic storytelling and inspired many to confront social injustices and strive for equality. Through her eloquent words and unwavering courage, Maya Angelou continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for future generations, leaving an indelible mark on history.

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson not only shared her personal journey but also became a voice for the marginalized and oppressed, advocating for equality and justice. Angelou’s impact on history is profound as she fearlessly confronted societal injustices, inspired generations with her wisdom, and broke barriers as a Black woman in the literary world. Her contributions to literature and activism have made her a symbol of strength, perseverance, and empowerment for people of all backgrounds. Maya Angelou’s enduring legacy serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder of the importance of using one’s voice to create positive change in the world. For this, I have personally chosen this month’s book because of who the author has been for me and I’m happy my Book & Busy Black Girls Book Club agrees!

If you would like to join us in the reading of GATHER IN MY NAME then feel free to purchase through this Amazon link :


— AlonaLeoine

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