Wanderful Reads: All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes


Wanderful Chicago has chosen All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou to be Wanderful’s August/September travel book club book. Learn more about our travel book club here.



This is the description of the book from Amazon:

In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of “Revolutionist Returnees” inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God’s Children Need Walking Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name, this book confirms Maya Angelou’s stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time.

Here’s how it works:

Monday, August 3: Book is introduced. Let’s start reading! Purchase your copy of the book here to support Wanderful.

Tuesday, September 22: Virtual book club meets to discuss the book at 1 PM Eastern time on Twitter using hashtag #wanderfulreads.

Throughout September: Wanderful women discuss the book in person in their local chapters.

Beginning of October: Announcement of our next book!

When are the book clubs meeting?

To learn more about our travel book club and the dates our chapters are meeting, click here.

Sponsors: Get women travelers around the world to read your book

Are you an author or publisher? Our wanderful women are looking for interesting and inspiring books to read about travel, particularly women in travel. If you have a great book that you’d love to share with our community, consider sponsoring a travel book club session. Visit our partnerships page for more information!


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