Sunday, March 4, 2012

World Book Night Update!!

I have exciting news! I have received word from World Book Night that I will be a book giver this year on World Book Night, which falls on Monday, April 23, 2012. I also learned that I will be receiving 20 FREE copies of Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings to give away on Monday, April 23, 2012. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings was my first choice as a book to give away on World Book Night. I am thrilled to be giving a book away to other others that I've enjoyed reading and also by an author I admire and respect.

Here's more information about Maya Angelou's book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings for those of you not familiar with her writing. The following quote about I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings comes from the World Book Night website:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, and 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 first memoir, published in 1969 is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

Sent by their mother to 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.” When she journeys at eight to her mother’s side in St. Louis, she is attacked by a man many times her age. Years later, in San Francisco, she learns about love for herself–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. The kindness of others, Maya’s 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–now in a beautiful keepsake edition–I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds as long as people read.
I look forward to picking up my 20 copies of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings from a local bookstore in the near future. I'll keep you posted about how my personal experience goes on giving away free books within my community on World Book Night. Wish me success!!

No comments:

Post a Comment