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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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  • ISBN : 9780553279375
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 289 pages


Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash At eight years old and back at her mother s side in St Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime Yea Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash At eight years old and back at her mother s side in St Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read


Author Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was




I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Reviews (31)

  • I must confess I ve read precious little Angelou in my time, but I ll never forget the day she tipped me 20.It was some random gray day in Marquette, Michigan, must ve been the winter of 00, and I was washing dishes as usual at the downtown Landmark Inn Someone tapped me on the shoulder and said, he [..]

  • Maya Angelou was a poet and Nobel laureate who once gave an address at President Clinton s inauguration Before she won her multitudes of awards and honors, Maya was raised in rural Stamps, Arkansas by her grandmother and uncle during the depression First published in 1969 and now considered a modern [..]

  • I really enjoyed this book It was required reading for a University course I took on Adolescent Literature.This book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close minded people for it s real life content.The book tastefully addresses issues of molestation, rape, racism But it does so with [..]

  • My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together I imagine that Maya s book has allowed countless women who have suffered similar horrors an oppor [..]

  • Even before I started listening to this audio book, I could hear Angelou s voice, deep and distinctive I remember seeing her on tv at some point in the past and notably, even though a while ago, when she read a poem she had written for President Clinton s inauguration This autobiography of her early [..]

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