Lauren Reed and “Letters to my Daughter”, by Maya Angelou

Hello dear friends of the library! March Book Sale is just around the corner and we cannot wait to see you all! For now, come check one of the awesome books that @reedfamilyreads got for 2 dollars at one of our book sales.

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“I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”

I’ve fallen far off my planned Feb. TBR, but right into the warm embrace of Maya Angelou’s, “Letter to My Daughter”. The words above are only on the second page of this book, and by then I was moved to tears. The writings within offer a gentle reminder to respond and to stand up, to forgive yourself and be honest with others, to keep living, and loving. Each chapter is uniquely inspirational, while being both deeply comforting and affirming. I highly recommend you start here if you’ve never read any of Ms. Angelou’s works and then, share it with someone you love. ❤️

I picked up this gift of a book at the @chslibfriends library book sale for $2! 😊