Book Club Series: Your Take on 'Unbowed'

What did you think about the June book club selection, Unbowed: A Memoir? Last month, we asked you to vote on the Women for Women International Book Club pick for June, and you overwhelmingly chose Wangari Maathai's memoir. 

We read together about the transformative power education had on Wangari's life and the challenges she faced for being a woman who dared to stand up against injustice. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we asked you to share your reactions to @womenforwomen or using the hashtag #WFWIBookClub. Here's what readers had to say:

"No matter how dark the cloud, there is always a thin, silver lining and that is what we must look for. The silver lining will come, if not for us then to the next generation or the generation after that. And maybe with that generation the lining will no longer be thin." — Wangari Maathai, Unbowed

Reader @mammameeda said: 

Great book, strong, courageous woman

Reader Laura Anderson said: 

On chapter 5. Authentic look at colonization and how it changed a culture...not for the better. Also interesting perspective of 1969's US culture.

Reader Laura Jahn said: 

Very eye-opening the way she described the systems that devalued and punished people for practicing native languages and traditions.

Thanks to everyone who joined us this month to read Unbowed! We hope Wangari's life and courage was a source of inspiration and a reminder of the power each woman has to impact her community, country, and the world. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @womenforwomen to participate in book club discussions and vote on July's book club selection via Instagram on June 30!