ITN presenter and patron picks Maya Angelou's memoirs
Friday, October 14, 2011
ITN presenter and Bowel Cancer UK patron Charlene White has told
us about her favourite book for the Big Book Swap.
Charlene picked the 1969 autobiography about the early years of
African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged
Here's what she said about her book:
"I was first introduced to her books by my mum in my early
teens. I think it was her way to teach me about the realities
of being a black woman in a modern world. All the books in the
collection have taught me a lot about strength, resilience,
perseverance, and love. And 20 years later, I still refer back to
them every now and then".
Charlene joins a host of famous faces who are urging the nation
to get involved in the Big Book Swap including X Factor host Dermot
O'Leary, comedian Frank Skinner, folk singer Frank Turner and
actress Jane Asher.
Swap books this October!
Having one at home is the perfect opportunity to catch up with
friends or why not get together with work colleagues to share your
favourite books? Get everyone to make a donation and then pass on
the proceeds to Bowel Cancer UK.
- Simply download a fundraising pack
or call the fundraising team on 020 7386 4006 to
- Invite your guests and ask them to bring one or several books
- Ask your guests to donate between £5 and £10
- Talk about your books and swap!