What is the book?
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou’s spiritual autobiography, details her early years of life growing up as a black child in the segregated South. This is the first of a series of books that Dr. Angelou wrote about her life of violence, degradation, and redemption as an African-American woman. Chosen as one of the most inspiring books by Condoleezza Rice, it is the perfect companion to her memoir Extraordinary, Ordinary People, which is a meaningful companion book to the 2012 selection.
What is One Book – One Bozeman?
One Book - One Bozeman is a community-wide read program to encourage engaged discussion and literacy through reading a common book. The Bozeman Public Library is partnering with MSU Summer Reading/Convocation, Bozeman Schools, and local businesses to bring a successful and comprehensive program to our town to promote community building and civic engagement.
Take time to read the book, and then in September take part in one or more of the series of activities throughout Bozeman and on campus to learn more about issues raised in the book and get to know your neighbors. This year we are encouraging everyone to read the 2012 selection, as well as Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Dr. Condoleezza Rice for an even richer discussion about the issues surrounding the lives of these two remarkable women growing up in the troubled South during different eras, but both of them becoming highly successful and historically important people in our collective history.
Where Can I Find the Book?
The Bozeman Public Library has copies of each book in multiple formats and book club kits available for check-out. Also check local booksellers, the MSU Bookstore, and Renne Library.
Who is organizing One Book – One Bozeman?
Who are the business sponsors of One Book – One Bozeman?