Ayo OgunlajaENG3ULopas2016-09-15Book Proposal: The Bite of a Mango and I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsThe first book I had chosen; The Bite of the Mango is a story in which 12 year old; MariatuKamara’s village is invaded by rebel soldiers. Mariatu undergoes inhuman and vile events whichlead her too question her life. “The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack,reaffirmed her desire to live…”. Today, Mariatu is the Special Representative for Children andArmed Conflict for UNICEF, which involves speaking to groups across North America about herexperiences. Before teaming up with UNICEF Mariatu spoke publicly for the non-profit group“Free the Children”. I had picked this book because I’m really interested in these types of stories;stories that are narrated by a more specific character rather than just learning of the war ingeneral. I also believe that Mariatu deserves a lot of credit; she endured so much at such a youngage and was courageous enough to tell her story.