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Biafra, Maya Angelou and Homelessness - Books of the Week: July 22, 2013

By ZODML on 22 Jul, 2013


Looking for a good book to read? Every week, ZODML spotlights three great books from our extensive collection to inspire readers to try out books they might not have previously heard of. The selections fall under three major categories – fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult literature – so there’s a book to suit every taste. All of the books selected are available to borrow at our Community Library. Also check out our archives to see which books have been selected in the past. 

Fiction: Biafra Testament by Kalu Okpi A startling work set during the Nigerian Civi War, the characters of Biafra Testament show themselves as capable of bravery, patriotism and unselfishness, but almost inevitably, treachery, ruthlessness and corruption overtake them. Non-Fiction: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou A #1 bestseller that appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people - and the times - that touched her life. Children and Young Adults: Stone Cold by Robert Swindells Homeless on the streets of London, 16 year old Link feels he has become an invisible outcast. When he meets streetwise Ginger, life becomes more bearable and he learns the tricks of survival. But when Ginger goes missing, Link feels a sickening sense of foreboding...

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