Let's meet to discuss the November/December book from Our Shared Shelf: Maya Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom.
From Emma's announcement of the selection: "Maya Angelou’s final work, published a year before her death, in 2013, when she was 85 years old. It was the first book to focus on her mother, Vivian Baxter, who abandoned Angelou when she was a child and it portrays their complicated relationship. ... Vivian Baxter cuts a fiercely unapologetic figure, imperfect but admirable, and we discover not just how she had a hand in Angelou’s evolution as a black woman but also in her feminist perspective, her independence and self-awareness, all of which contributed to her unique way of looking at the world and the way she expressed herself on the page. As a result, this is perhaps the greatest window into what shaped Angelou as a writer and poet and a fitting end to a lifetime of amazing works."
Sounds like a lot of rich material -- looking forward to reading and discussing!
I am a local teacher. I write in my spare time, and also belong to a writing group.