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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the peopleand the timesthat touched her life.

About the Author

Maya Angelou has written five volumes of autobiography as well as many books of poetry. Dr. Angelou is currently Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Rita R, May 29, 2014 (view all comments by Rita R)
Now that Maya Angelou will never write another word, I turn back to this classic to be reminded, once again, of her beautiful --yet difficult -- voice, and the life she spun from some difficult and chaotic times. This should be required reading...
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Taylor M B, March 3, 2011 (view all comments by Taylor M B)
Everyone in America has heard the name Maya Angelou, we all have a picture of her in our head. What is amazing is her life and how easily accessible it is. After reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" I felt as though I grew up with her.
Ms. Angelou does everything from becoming the first African American female to conduct a cable car in San Francisco to touring the world with an opera company. If a girl who grew up in the deep south in the 1930's can go on to be Maya Angelou then anyone can overcome their surroundings and become whatever they dream, that message is what makes this book so important.
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cookbook fan, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by cookbook fan)
excellent and inspirig!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553279375
Author:
Angelou, Maya
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Entertainers
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-American women authors
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American women authors - 20th century
Subject:
Entertainers -- United States.
Edition Number:
Bantam ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 28
Publication Date:
19830401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.88x4.26x.91 in. .34 lbs.

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